eat (someone's) dust

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eat (someone's) dust

To be outperformed or outrun by someone, usually by a very wide margin. The veteran runner was performing at the best of his career, and everyone else in the race ate his dust. We've been eating the competitor's dust since they released their new line of smartphones.
See also: dust, eat
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The sooner Silverstone comes the better - then we'll see Schumacher make the rest of the grid eat his dust.
Donald Chu, decked out in lightweight running clothes and low-cut sneakers, had a sprinter's swagger about him as he talked about leaving the competition to eat his dust in the blazing heat Sunday.