bite the dust




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bite the dust (第三人稱單數簡單現在時 bites the dust,現在分詞 biting the dust,過去式 bit the dust,過去分詞 bitten the dust)

  1. (俗語, 委婉) 死亡
    • 1900, Samuel Butler, transl. The Odyssey, Book XXII., page 293
      Ulysses killed Demoptolemus, Telemachus Euryades, Eumæus Elatus, while the stockman killed Pisander. These all bit the dust, and as the others drew back into a corner Ulysses and his men rushed forward and regained their spears by drawing them from the bodies of the dead
    • 1877, Frances Fuller Victor, Eleven years in the Rocky Mountains and a life on the frontier, Chapter IX, p. 156
      Three more warriors bit the dust...
    • 2021年12月29日,Stephen Roberts,“Stories and facts behind railway plaques: Didcot (1932)”,出自 RAIL,期號947, 頁號61:
      Tons of engine sheds would bite the dust with the end of steam, and many would be demolished with their time in the spotlight over. We're lucky that the one at Didcot survived into preservation.
  2. (俗語) 打退堂鼓收手失败
    • 1979, “London Calling”, The Clash 作曲:
      London calling, now don't look to us / Phony Beatlemania has bitten the dust
    My old backpack finally bit the dust the other day.