come to an untimely end

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come to an untimely end

1. To die, usually at a young age. That poor little girl came to untimely end because her illness worsened so quickly.
2. To end abruptly. Once he was linked to that scandal, his career in politics came to an untimely end.
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come to an untimely end

Fig. to come to an early death. Poor Mr. Jones came to an untimely end in a car accident. Cancer caused Mrs. Smith to come to an untimely end.
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