Why does 'sticky end' refer to death?

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Daffodil100, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. Daffodil100

    Daffodil100 Senior Member

    Chinese
    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/sticky+end

    Could you explain why 'sticky end' refers to death?

    Thank you!
     
  2. grubble

    grubble Senior Member

    South of England, UK
    British English
    Blood is a sticky substance.

    "end" = "end of your life" = "death"
     
  3. Daffodil100

    Daffodil100 Senior Member

    Chinese
    Thank you very much!
     

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