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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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So the experiment of consulting the police came to an untimely end. The one result obtained was the expression of purblind opinion by the authorities of the detective department which pointed to Isabel, or to one of the servants, as the undiscovered thief.
MELBOURNE: India's run of seven consecutive T20I series wins came to an untimely end on Friday after the 2nd T20I against Australia in Melbourne was abandoned due to rain.
No one wants to think about it but what would happen to your kids if you came to an untimely end?