leave (someone) in the dust

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of leave (someone) in the dust

US, informal
:to go far ahead of (someone) :to be much more advanced than (someone)
  • The company has left its competitors in the dust.

Word by Word Definitions

leave play
  1. : bequeath, devise

  2. : to have remaining after one's death

  3. : to cause to remain as a trace or aftereffect

  1. : permission to do something

  2. : authorized especially extended absence from duty or employment

  3. : an act of leaving : departure

  1. : leaf

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

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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