German Phrase of the Day

ins Gras beißen



Definitions

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ins Gras beißen
     Idiom. ins Gras beißen
     Idiom. to bite the dust (to die, literally to bite the grass)
German > German
ins Gras beißen
     Redewendung:
     [1] umgangssprachlich: sterben
          [1] Im Krieg bissen Soldaten reihenweise ins Gras.
Analysis
ins
     contraction. (in)to the
          Ich bin ins Kino gegangen.
            I went to the cinema.
     in
          prep. (in + dative) in; within; at; contained by
               Es ist im Haus. - It is in the house.
          prep. (in + dative) pertaining to
          prep. (in + accusative) into
               Er geht ins Haus. - He goes into the house.
     das
          art. the; nominative singular neuter of der
          art. the; accusative singular neuter of der
          pron. who, that, which (relative) (In a subordinate clause, indicates a person or thing referenced in the main clause. Used with neuter singular referents).
               Ich kenne ein Mädchen, das das kann.
                 I know a girl who can do that.
Gras
     n-n. grass (plant)
     n-n. (informal) weed, marijuana
beißen
     v. (transitive or intransitive) to bite
     v. (transitive or intransitive) to sting; to burn; to be sharp; to be spicy
     v. (reflexive, colloquial, of colors) to clash

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