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tail

Meaning: a person who's following someone to find out where they're going and what they're doing

For example:

  • I thought I had a tail so I went into a building and watched to see if anyone followed me inside.

  • While Jim was driving home he checked his rear-view mirror to see if he had a tail.

Quick Quiz:

I knew the guy was a tail because he
  1. asked me to slow down
  2. smiled and winked at me
  3. kept following me

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