meet death

meet (one's) death

To die. Please stop speeding, I don't want to meet my death today!
See also: death, meet

meet one's death

 and meet one's end
Fig. to die. After 20 years, my dog finally met his death when he got hit by a bus. The skydiver met his end when his parachute didn't open.
See also: death, meet
References in classic literature ?
We may expect to meet Death Larsen on the Japan coast.
He had now cast from him the last vestige of his loyalty for his employer, and thus freed had determined to use every means within his power to win Professor Maxon's daughter, and with her the heritage of wealth which he knew would be hers should her father, through some unforeseen mishap, meet death before he could return to civilization and alter his will, a contingency which von Horn knew he might have to consider should he marry the girl against her father's wishes, and thus thwart the crazed man's mad, but no less dear project.
But he felt strong in God to meet death, rather than betray the helpless.
I am fitter to meet death than thou art,'' answered the Disinherited Knight; for by this name the stranger had recorded himself in the books of the tourney.
For the parents who had taught one child to meet death without fear, were trying now to teach another to accept life without despondency or distrust, and to use its beautiful opportunities with gratitude and power.
I knew that I could meet death bravely enough if it but came in the form of some familiar beast or man--anything other than the hideous and uncanny Mahars.
How dreary to meet death, surrounded by their cold faces
And oh, my dear, if it is to be that I must meet death at any hand, let it be at the hand of him that loves me best.
When such overpowering desperation grips an entire generation, Yemeni youth have two options: either wait for death to come to their homes or go to meet death elsewhere.
If we stand back and think of life in general, we will come to terms with the fact that we too will meet death someday.
In all these, we see the profoundly human as well as God-filled Jesus; in him meet death and life, suffering and glory, struggle and hope.
The way in which we meet death in combat, in the hospital or elsewhere is part of that legacy.
With the abolition of execution as a public spectacle, the public ritual that solemnized the practice disappeared, leaving the condemned prisoner to meet death unrecognized and alone.