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Cool German Idioms 2 - beissen

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Some idioms with "beißen"

in den sauren Apfel beißen
(literally: to bite into the sour apple)
to bite the bullet
 
die Farben beißen sich
(literally: the colors bite each other)
the colors clash
 
ins Gras beißen
(literally: to bite into the grass)
to bite the dust
 
den letzten beißen die Hunde
(literally: the dogs will bite the one who is last)
the last one's left holding the bag
 
ein Rätsel:
Was hat sieben Häute und beißt alle Leute?
What has seven skins and stings all people?
Antwort:
die Zwiebel (the onion)