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come to (or meet) a bad end

Definition of come to or meet a bad end in English:

Be led by one’s own actions to ruin or an unpleasant death.
Example sentences
  • Apparently in the 33 years they have been parachuting at Cark, only three skydivers have met a sticky end and all were pros doing tricky jumps.
  • And he doesn't mind playing the ‘bad guy’ who eventually meets a sticky end.
  • Historically, imperialism always comes to a sticky end, thank God.
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