bite the big one
To be a total failure (1970s+)
(also bite the big wazoo) To perform fellatio; suck (1970s+)
a small metal projectile, part of a cartridge, for firing from small arms. a cartridge. a small ball. Printing. a heavy dot for marking paragraphs or otherwise calling attention to or itemizing particular sections of text, especially in display advertising. Cards. an ace. to move swiftly. bite the bullet, to force oneself to perform a […]
earth or other matter in fine, dry particles. a cloud of finely powdered earth or other matter in the air. any finely powdered substance, as sawdust. the ground; the earth’s surface. the substance to which something, as the dead human body, is ultimately reduced by disintegration or decay; earthly remains. British. ashes, refuse, etc. junk1 […]
Show ingratitude, turn against a benefactor. For example, The college gave me a scholarship, so I shouldn’t bite the hand that feeds me and criticize its hiring policies. Used about 600 b.c. by the Greek poet Sappho, this metaphor of a dog biting its master was first recorded in English in 1711.
a holder for x-ray film with a projecting fin that is held between the teeth so as to show the crowns of the upper and lower teeth in one picture.