bite the dust

bite the dust (to die||break; to fail; to give out) — умереть, погибнуть, пасть; приказать долго жить

Example 1: A shot rang out, and another cowboy bit the dust.

Example 2: He's too young to bite the dust.

Example 3: Her old car finally bit the dust.

Example 4: Yet another educational fad bites the dust, and the time-honored practice of quizzes and exams actually works better to help students learn.

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