eat dust

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of eat dust

US, informal
: to breathe the dust that has been raised into the air by the vehicle that is moving in front of one
  • He said, "Eat my dust!" as he jumped in his car and drove away.
often used figuratively
  • They were quick to create new products and left other companies eating their dust.

Word by Word Definitions

dust play
  1. : fine particles of matter (as of earth)

  2. : the particles into which something disintegrates

  3. : something worthless

  1. : to make dusty

  2. : to make free of dust

  3. : to sprinkle with fine particles


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