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.