walk off the end of

walk off the end of

To run past the end of an array, list or medium after stepping through it - a good way to land in trouble. Often the result of an off-by-one error. Compare clobber, roach, smash the stack.
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14 What distraction on a woman's mobile phone caused her to walk off the end of a pier in Melbourne?
45pm, a man was seen to walk off the end of the platform at Pallion Metro station on to the rail lines, and head along the tracks towards South Hylton.
You can just walk off the end of the Tube platform and stop it all and I certainly did think about that on occasion.