English version

bite the dust

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbite the dustbite the dustinformal to die, fail, or be defeated Italy’s championship hopes eventually bit the dust. bite
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bite the dustMy old car's finally bitten the dust.So what are you going to do, now that your favourite C64 action mag has bitten the dust?The finale of Unforgiven is as much a tragedy for the survivors as for those who bite the dust.Another good restaurant bites the dust -- end of story, right?Half of all new restaurants bite the dust in the first year.They bite the dust with lead in their bellies.
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