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    Default Bite the big burrito??

    Dear teachers,

    I am confusing about the meaning of "bite the big burrito" in these sentenses:

    A: One of my followers, Nick, he bit the big burrito last night
    B: He died? How?
    A: He was hit by a bus.

    I think "bit the big burrito" here can't normally mean that he ate a big tortilla , 'cause B immediately said that Nick died already.

    Please clear the meaning for me, and explain why

    Thanks so much!

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    Default Re: Bite the big burrito??

    This is a colloquial expression meaning that someone has died, Another expression also meaning this is:

    He kicked the bucket.
    and also:
    keeled over
    croaked
    met his maker
    faced the final curtain


    When someone has died and has been buried, an expression is:

    He's pushing up daisies

    Can other posters think of more expressions like these?; and of the type:
    gone to that great (word to be chosen by speaker) in the sky.

    NOTE: These idioms are flippant and should not be used when talking to a bereaved family.
    Last edited by David L.; 28-Mar-2008 at 03:31.

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    Default Re: Bite the big burrito??

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    This is a colloquial expression meaning that someone has died, Anther expression also meaning this is:

    He kicked the bucket.

    When someone has died and has been buried, an expression is:

    He's pushing up daisies

    Can other posters think of more expressions like these?
    Meet your Maker
    If someone has gone to meet their Maker, they have died.
    Bite the dust
    This is a way of saying that somebody has died, especially if they are killed violently like a soldier in battle.

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