meet a sticky end


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Related to meet a sticky end: come to a sticky end

meet a sticky end

To experience an unpleasant death, usually as a result of one's own actions. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. You will meet a sticky end if you don't change your reckless ways. The serial purse snatcher met a sticky end when he encountered a little old lady trained in karate.
See also: end, meet, sticky