Meaning of “bite the dust” in the English Dictionary

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"bite the dust" in British English

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bite the dust

to fall so that your body hits the ground heavily:

As they came around the bend several riders bit the dust.

to die

to end in failure:

His career bit the dust when he lost his job.

(Definition of “bite the dust” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bite the dust" in American English

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bite the dust

to die or to stop working:

I think our car just bit the dust.

(Definition of “bite the dust” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)