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纯纯

纯纯

China

what is the meaning __>"in the dust of"

06:49 AM Dec 31 2007 |

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freese7en

freese7en

China

in the dust
adv.
死了, 屈辱, 入土

11:25 PM Dec 31 2007 |

DaveT

United States

If you mean someting like:

 

He left them in the dust.

 

it means:

He left them far behind.

The concept is of dust from someone's or something's passage settling on those who are behind. There is always the feeling of the one following being considerably behind.

 

For this use, "in the dust of" is incorrect; the "of" is not needed. 

 

 

08:04 AM Jan 02 2008 |