eat dust

idiom

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.

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“Eat dust.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eat%20dust. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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