meet death

meet (one's) death

To die. Please stop speeding, I don't want to meet my death today!
See also: death, meet
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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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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.
He shared these views on Saturday while talking to Journalists here in Quetta added Prime Minister Imran should understand the movement when human's soul meet death because no in this world can hide from his/her death,
Do you want to meet death with devotion, love, a sense of adventure, or do you want to rage against the failing light?
Murray observes that physicians tend to meet death in the eye: 'For all the time they spend fending off the deaths of others, they tend to be fairly serene with death themselves.
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?