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 ?
No, thank you; to meet death one needs no letters of introduction.
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 ought to meet death on the same spot where happiness was once all my own.
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 the sanctity of life was destroyed, said a panel of five judges headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, "Should we not allow them to cross the door and meet death with dignity?
Pregnant or ill patients have to either wait or meet death.
Francis lamented that "all too often, these brothers and sisters of ours meet death or rejection by those who could offer them welcome and assistance".
You are wrong to think I'll scream when I meet Death.
Meet Death Defying Dan and his Whelk Infested Tank of Terror, the Musical Motherless Twins, Molotov the Mind Man of Minsk, to name but a few.