Meaning of “come to/meet a sticky end” in the English Dictionary

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"come to/meet a sticky end" in British English

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come to/meet a sticky end

mainly UK humorous

to die in an unpleasant way:

He comes to a sticky end halfway through the movie.

(Definition of “come to/meet a sticky end” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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