watch my dust

watch my dust

Also, watch my smoke. See how fast I am, or how quickly I'll succeed. For example, I'm going to turn that investment into my first million, just you watch my dust, or I'll make it, just watch my smoke. The first term alludes to the dust raised by a galloping horse, the second to the smoke generated by an engine. [Colloquial; late 1800s]
See also: dust, watch
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I also will say that I now have a year to plot, plan and bulk up with vitamin supplements and spaghetti to ensure that Mark and all the others in the race will find themselves clucking like a bunch of lost turkeys as they watch my dust disappear ahead of them down Route 68.