eat dust

idiom

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.

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“Eat dust.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eat%20dust. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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