Bite the Curb

What Does "Bite the Curb" Mean?

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"Bite the curb" is an English idiom. It means "a violent act where a person's open mouth is forced onto a curb and then stomped on" (extremely graphic and not commonly used in casual conversation).

Examples in Sentences

Here are three examples of the idiom "bite the curb" used in a sentence:
  • That scene in the movie where someone gets a curb stomp is really hard to watch.
  • He threatened to make me bite the curb if I didn't give him the money.
  • This idiom references a violent act and is not suitable for light conversation.
meaning for bite the curb

What Is an Idiom?

An idiom is a commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words. In other words, if you were to translate "Bite the Curb" word for word, there is no guarantee the translation would help you to understand the meaning.

An idiom often includes a cultural or historical context that makes it difficult for non-native English speakers to understand. A phrase is classified as an idiom when a direct translation of the words does not reveal the meaning. Most idioms rely on shared knowledge or experiences known only to a specific community.

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