come to a bad end

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of come to a bad end

1 :to end up in a bad situation because of one's actions
  • If he keeps living this way he's sure to come to a bad end.
2 :to die in an unpleasant way
  • According to legend, more than one person came to a bad end because of her.

Word by Word Definitions

bad play
  1. : failing to reach an acceptable standard : poor

  2. : unfavorable

  3. : not fresh : spoiled

  1. : something that is bad

  2. : an evil or unhappy state

  3. : fault

  1. : badly

end play
  1. : the part of an area that lies at the boundary

  2. : a point that marks the extent of something

  3. : the point where something ceases to exist

  1. : to bring to an end

  2. : destroy

  3. : to make up the end of

  1. : final, ultimate

  1. : to put (grain or hay) into a barn or stack

  1. : within : inside — compare ect-, exo-

  2. : taking in


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