meet a sticky end

meet a sticky end
come to/meet/a sticky end british informal phrase
to die or suffer badly, especially when this is deserved
Thesaurus: to die or to be killedsynonym
Main entry: sticky

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • sticky end — (UK) If someone comes to a sticky end, they die in an unpleasant way. ( Meet a sticky end is also used.) …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • sticky end — (UK)    If someone comes to a sticky end, they die in an unpleasant way.</p><p> </p><p>(Meet a sticky end is also used.)   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • come to a sticky end — come to/meet/a sticky end british informal phrase to die or suffer badly, especially when this is deserved Thesaurus: to die or to be killedsynonym Main entry: sticky …   Useful english dictionary

  • sticky — adjective 1 SWEETS/HONEY ETC made of or covered with a substance that sticks to surfaces: Jeremy s hands were sticky with jam. | tea and sticky buns 2 sticky label/tape etc BrE a label 1 (1) etc that has glue on one side so that it sticks to… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • sticky */ — UK [ˈstɪkɪ] / US adjective Word forms sticky : adjective sticky comparative stickier superlative stickiest 1) a sticky substance sticks to other things The dough should be soft but not sticky. a heavy sticky soil a) sticky objects are covered… …   English dictionary

  • sticky — stick|y [ stıki ] adjective * 1. ) a sticky substance sticks to other things: a heavy sticky soil The dough should be soft but not sticky. a ) sticky objects are covered with a substance that sticks to things: I licked my sticky fingers. sticky… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sticky — stick|y [ˈstıki] adj comparative stickier superlative stickiest 1.) made of or covered with a substance that sticks to surfaces ▪ There s some sticky stuff in your hair. ▪ a sticky floor sticky tape/label etc BrE (=tape etc that is made so it… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • end — end1 W1S1 [end] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(last part)¦ 2¦(finished)¦ 3¦(long object)¦ 4¦(tip/point)¦ 5¦(scale)¦ 6¦(connection)¦ 7¦(remaining piece)¦ 8¦(aim)¦ 9¦(part of an activity)¦ 10¦(sport)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • end — [[t]e̱nd[/t]] ♦ ends, ending, ended 1) N SING: the N, usu prep N, N of n The end of something such as a period of time, an event, a book, or a film is the last part of it or the final point in it. The ₤5 banknote was first issued at the end of… …   English dictionary

  • end — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 furthest part of sth ADJECTIVE ▪ bottom, lower ▪ top, upper ▪ back, hind (esp. AmE), rear …   Collocations dictionary

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