turn to dust

turn to dust

  (literary)
to become worth nothing Every promise they have made has turned to dust.
See also: dust, turn
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From the light and lovely musing of Turn To Dust through the harrowing feral attack of You're A Germ and the dark swooning textures of Swallowtail, the band's cohesion and confidence ensures their stylistic changes have a unified thrust.
TOM: There's no evidence to suggest that once one thing goes wrong, the whole car is going to turn to dust.
Its lyrics include: "Other dreams may turn to dust, But I don't care, if you'll be there I'll always trust, 'Cause I believe in all my heart and soul, This dream we share is true, And I still believe in may turn to dust, But I don't care, if you'll be there I'll always trust, 'Cause I believe in all my heart and soul, This dream we share is true, And I still believe in you".
He said Tehran has been hit by an increasing number of dust storms in the last decade because the intense dam construction along the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, especially in Turkey, have reduced the supply of water to the vast marshes of southern Iraq, causing them to dry out and turn to dust.
Oscar winner Charlize Theron has seen her plans to make a tartan "Game of Thrones" turn to dust.
8 ( ANI ): Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney saw his White House dreams turn to dust after losing to Barack Obama, and responded by surrounding himself with his beloved family.
There's a bizarre Ronald Reagan soundbite, the soothing synthpop ramps up on Dreams Don't Turn To Dust and even includes rapper Shawn Chrystopher on Alligator Sky, but overall it is pleasant but not earth-shaking.
But, like all things made of steel, it will rust and eventually turn to dust.
Any wood that is affected will eventually turn to dust and will need to be replaced.
As the candle burns down, the residue ash (if it falls) will just turn to dust.
On that occasion, the UAE reached the Super Eight stage in a healthy position only to see their dreams turn to dust after failing to reach the same heights achieved in group matches.
A native of California's agricultural heartland, Dawson has always been attuned to how water rules the rhythm of survival: Too much rain or snowmelt, and floods can wipe out the crops, too little, and the farm fields turn to dust.
There'll be a few greedy speculators wailing and gnashing their teeth as well as they see their dreams of becoming millionaire landlords turn to dust.
Frangible bullets are designed to turn to dust when they hit a hard surface.
She concludes with the impact of the veil on Orientalist fantasy in a nimble analysis of how, in some times and places, some veils can never turn to dust.