meet (one's) end

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meet (one's) end

To die. Please stop speeding, I don't want to meet my end today!
See also: end, meet
References in classic literature ?
For myself I care not a denier, though it is a poor thing to meet one's end at the hands of such scum; but I have my dear lady here, who must by no means be risked.
She was careful to instruct us on what to do during an earthquake, wryly noting how ignominious it would be to meet one's end by being buried in the law books that lined the walls of her chambers in the historic Spring Street courthouse.