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.
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eat someone's dust

AMERICAN
If you eat someone's dust, you are a long way behind them in a race or a competitive situation. If you ignore new production methods, you will have to eat your competitors' dust.
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eat someone's dust

fall far behind someone in a competitive situation. North American informal
1993 Fiddlehead She let everybody know she was moving on to True Love and they could eat her dust.
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MY 6ft 4in boss comes into work on a Harley Davidson wearing a leather jacket emblazoned with "Eat My Dust".
For those who didn't think I could do it, they could eat my dust."
* MEANWHILE, an entirely different sort of search is being launched by Vera "eat my dust" Baird.
EAT MY DUST Johnson hits the top with Rose, right, in hot pursuit
EAT MY DUST Johnson was hot stuff but Garcia, right, suffered water torture at the 17th
"I sent him an e-mail with a picture of me in a Subaru Impreza, his favourite car, with the message: Eat my dust!"