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The meaning of "bite the dust"

" Bite the dust "
Meaning:
Die, especially in a violent or sudden way.
Example:
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid bit the dust at the end of the movie.
Where did it originate?:
Britain, 18th century. Probably influenced by a biblical passage.
Where is it used?:
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