bite the dust
phrasal 1. to fall dead especially in battle 2. a. to suffer humiliation or defeat b. to come to an end

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bite the dust — {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To be killed in battle. * /Captain Jones discharged his gun and another guerrilla bit the dust./ 2. To fall in defeat; go down before enemies; be overthrown; lose. * /Our team bit the dust today./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bite the dust — {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To be killed in battle. * /Captain Jones discharged his gun and another guerrilla bit the dust./ 2. To fall in defeat; go down before enemies; be overthrown; lose. * /Our team bit the dust today./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Bite The Dust — may refer to:*A figure of speech for DeathIn Music: *PCD (album) *Another One Bites the Dust, a song by Queen …   Wikipedia

  • bite the dust — ► bite the dust informal die or be killed. Main Entry: ↑bite …   English terms dictionary

  • bite the dust — This is a way of saying that somebody has died, especially if they are killed violently like a soldier in battle …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • bite the dust — 1. tv. to die. □ A shot rang out, and another cowboy bit the dust. D I’m too young to bite the dust. 2. tv. to break; to fail; to give out. □ My car finally bit the dust. □ This pen has bitten the dust …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • bite the dust —    to die    A synonym of lick the dust, and usually of violent death, although not necessarily after falling from your horse in a Western movie.    Rare figurative use:     .. .Jerry will unleash some devil s device and another brilliant… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • bite the dust —    This is a way of saying that somebody has died, especially if they are killed violently like a soldier in battle.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    This expression is used to talk about death in a light hearted way.    The expression… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • bite the dust — phrasal also bite the ground 1. : to fall dead especially in a battle many a redskin bit the dust that day 2. a. : to fall from a horse b. : to come a cropper : suffer humiliation or defeat …   Useful english dictionary

  • bite the dust — 1. to fail or to stop existing. Three hundred more people lost their jobs in the same region when another firm bit the dust. She can t make it on Saturday? Oh, well, another good idea bites the dust! 2. to die. Two Hollywood stars of the thirties …   New idioms dictionary

  • bite the dust — Synonyms and related words: bow, break up, crumble, crumble to dust, disintegrate, drop dead, fall, fall dead, fall down dead, fall to pieces, go down, go to pieces, go under, have enough, lick the dust, lose, lose out, lose the day, say uncle,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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