turn to dust

turn to dust

To disintegrate or disappear; to become useless or worthless. After I got passed over for that promotion, it was like my five-year plan just turned to dust. Everything is fleeting. One day these mighty walls will too turn to dust.
See also: dust, turn
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Yes, judging by recent reports this former watering hole is soon to turn to dust following a developer informing Middlesbrough Council of plans for a petrol station on the site.
Trust YOU cannot choose your family but you can choose your friends Some friendships last a lifetime while others soon end Your friends you must be able to trust, Otherwise trust will soon turn to dust A lifelong friendship is one to cherish, It only dies when either of you perish Good friends very seldom if ever fall out And soon forget what the disagreement was all about You can trust certain people with your life, But be careful who you trust with your wife?
This memory should give all fans cause for optimism when it's their club's turn to dust down the managerial merry-goround.
Everything the Treasury bean counter touches seems to turn to dust at the moment.
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.
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.