bite the dust
Literally, to fall face down in the dirt; to suffer a defeat: “Once again, the champion wins, and another contender bites the dust.”
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Leapolitan responded by saying, “hopefully youll [sic] bite into a poison apple.”
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Sands was involved in a scandalous-for-the-time romance with the carpenter and there were rumors she was pregnant with his child.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Three on-the-record stories from a family: a mother and her daughters who came from Phoenix.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003|Vicky Ward|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Estee Lauder has not crumbled to dust because the perfect brown face of Joan Smalls represents it.One Vogue Cover Doesn’t Solve Fashion’s Big Race Problem|Danielle Belton|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
In the aperture of the window, amid piles of paper, stood a rickety old table, covered with dust.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
It was little better than coal dust, and would not carry a ball fifty paces to kill or wound.
Woe to the man that first did teach the cursed steel to bite in his own flesh, and make way to the living spirit.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
Never mind the dust; I've turned it on to make believe we're going tremendously fast.Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl
Idioms and Phrases with bite the dust
Suffer defeat or death, as in The 1990 election saw both of our senators bite the dust. Although this expression was popularized by American Western films of the 1930s, in which either cowboys or Indians were thrown from their horses to the dusty ground, it originated much earlier. Tobias Smollett had it in Gil Blas (1750): “We made two of them bite the dust.”