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English definition of “bite the dust”

bite the dust

to fall so that your body hits the ground heavily: As they came round the bend several riders bit the dust.Death and dying to dieDeath and dying to end in failure: His career bit the dust when he lost his job.Death and dying
(Definition of bite the dust from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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