bring up the rear

[bring up the rear] {v. phr.} 1. To come last in a march, parade, or procession; end a line.

The fire truck with Santa on it brought up the rear of the Christmas parade.

The governor and his staff brought up the rear of the parade.

2. {informal} To do least well; do the most poorly of a group; be last.

In the race, John brought up the rear.

In the basketball tournament, our team brought up the rear.