To bite the dust

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Related to To bite the dust: cold comfort, bitten the dust
to fall in the agonies of death; as, he made his enemy bite the dust.
See under Bite, v. t.

See also: Bite, Dust

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The big question is who will be first to bite the dust.
By way of paying tribute, Inow present my five favourite Skoda jokes which I suppose will now have to bite the dust.
I would urge you good people not to allow such a distinguished club which has existed since the 1870s to bite the dust.
OH dear, looks like another boy band are about to bite the dust.
COWBOY roofers are to bite the dust in Coventry following the launch of a government quality assurance scheme.
3 Colin Montgomerie, the reigning Cisco World Matchplay champion at Wentworth, was the biggest name to bite the dust, the Scot going down to fellow European raider Thomas Bjorn at the 23rd hole after a ding-dong battle.
More than 5,000 seagulls are set to bite the dust this weekend when they swoop on killer sandwiches.
Their departure makes This Morning the third show to bite the dust following Match Of The Day and The Royle Family.
Agassi took the first set 6-2 before losing the next three 7-6, 6-4, 7-6 to become the biggest name to bite the dust in a dramatic opening day.