kiss the dust

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kiss the dust

1. slang To die. We were so lucky to avoid that massive accident—we might have kissed the dust!
2. slang To fall down after being struck. We were all shocked to see that big goon kiss the dust after just one punch to the face.
3. slang To be defeated or overcome. Don't worry, when guys like him get power, they always end up kissing the dust before long.
See also: dust, kiss

kiss the dust

Sl. to fall to the earth, because of death or because of being struck. I'll see that you kiss the dust before sunset, cowboy! You'll kiss the dust before I will, Sheriff.
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kiss the dust

submit abjectly; be overthrown.
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kiss the dust

tv. to fall to the earth, because of death or because of being struck. (see also bite the dust.) I’ll see that you kiss the dust before sunset, cowboy!
See also: dust, kiss
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But now as the public tide turned against them they are now on the run after kissing the dust. The spectre of terrorism which has been lurking on horizons of NWFP for the last few years after taking advantage of complacency of its inhabitants, worked as juggernaut to crush basic Pakhtun rites and rituals.