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In the sentence "I expect his end is likely to come at the hands of his own people", I cannot understand what the author tries to say. I have a serious problem with the below expression:

... to come at the hands of ...

Would you please tell me what it means?

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Maybe this will help you

... to come (to be) at the hands of ...

This is basically the meaning. It means that it will be done by whosever hands you say.

So in your quote:

I expected his end is likely to come at the hands of his own people

The phrase means that he will be killed by his own people.

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  • Thanks. What does it naturally is ? I mean if it is an idiom or what ? – Cardinal Aug 12 '15 at 19:54
  • @Cardinal Yes, it is an idiom. – Alex K Aug 12 '15 at 20:07

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