bite the big one

(idiomatic) To be unpleasant or undesirable.

Example: 1983, Susan Arnout, The Frozen Lady‎, page 397:
  "I thought all of dad's relatives bit the big one a long time ago."
1988, Barbara Hambly, The silicon mage, page 5:
  Whatever air-conditioning system the car had once possessed had bitten the big one years ago; ...
1990, Norman Spinrad, Science fiction in the real world, page 183:
  Empire of the Sun was an enormous literary and commercial success in Britain but pretty much bit the Big One on its own in the United States.
1996, Stephen Kimball, Death duty, page 9:
  To Verdi, it bit the big one, but that was the way it worked.