Definition of bite the dust in English:

bite the dust

  • 1 informal Be killed: and the bad guys bite the dust with lead in their bellies
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    • And whole nations of bad guys would bite the dust.
    • I'm not going to talk baby talk to Annie and teach her the Disney world of violence with no consequences, where the bad guy always bites the dust and the good guy lives happily ever after.
    • I had started seed last summer and put out some transplants last fall, and they bit the dust with our harsh winter.
  • 1.1Fail; come to an end: she hoped the new program would not bite the dust for lack of funding
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    • By the time DOS bit the dust in the fall of 2001, the company whose growth it ignited was valued at $341 billion.
    • Also biting the dust will be the Metropole's ballroom and other rooms, centres of many late night jazz festival gigs and other functions.
    • The games are being run off thick and fast and the results as usual in a competition with such a high class field have been mixed to say the least with an odd big name biting the dust.
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Pronunciation: ˌkələrəˈto͝orə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody