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Re: Dust in the mouth

Posted by Henry on March 07, 2004

In Reply to: Dust in the mouth posted by ofra on March 07, 2004

: does anybody know this phrase and its meaning?
: thank you!

I'm not familiar with this as a phrase. It does of course have a literal meaning. This would usually indicate that the person needs a drink. In Westerns, where Indians were routinely portrayed as the bad guys, Indians were said to bite the dust when they were shot and fell to the ground.