To bite the dust


Also found in: Idioms.
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

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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This time it's the turn of Gallan House on the corner of Hill Street and Station Street to bite the dust. The unassuming brickfaced offices were not well known by name or remarkable by sight but now they have been forced to give up their familiar position in favour of a towering hotel.
The big question is who will be first to bite the dust.
Is this another pie in the sky project to bite the dust? Will the other main stream projects be called in?
DON'T know anything about cars, but even I was shocked to hear Skoda has been named the world's second-best motor.By way of paying tribute, Inow present my five favourite Skoda jokes which I suppose will now have to bite the dust.