bite i gresset

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Etymology[edit]

Literally "bite the grass", in the sense of biting the grass in one's death struggle

Verb[edit]

bite i gresset

  1. (idiomatic, euphemistic) to bite the dust, to die
    Etter en voldsom duell bet han i gresset.
    After a violent duel he bit the dust.
  2. (idiomatic) to lose
    Han bet i gresset for sin erkefiende.
    He bit the dust [lost] to his archenemy.

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