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English definition of “come to/meet a sticky end”

come to/meet a sticky end

UK humorous
to die in an unpleasant way: He comes to a sticky end halfway through the movie.Death and dyingExperiencing difficulties
(Definition of come to/meet a sticky end from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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