leave (someone) in the dust

idiom

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.

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“Leave (someone) in the dust.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leave%20%28someone%29%20in%20the%20dust. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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