come to a bad end

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come to a bad end

1. To suffer an unpleasant death. The poor victims in that bus accident came to a bad end.
2. To reach an unpleasant or problematic final state. My cell phone came to a bad end when I accidentally ran it over with my car.
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come to a sticky end

To experience an unpleasant death, usually as a result of one's own actions. The serial purse snatcher came to a sticky end when he encountered a little old lady trained in karate. You will come to a sticky end if you don't change your reckless ways.
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come to an end

To wind down to an ending or conclusion. Festivities came to an end well after the sun had risen the next morning. I'm just dreading when the nice summer weather finally comes to an end.
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come to a bad end

Fig. to have a disaster, perhaps one that is deserved or expected; to die an unfortunate death. My old car came to a bad end. Its engine seized up. The dishonest merchant came to a bad end.
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