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Any of several low-growing plants that have fuzzy stems and leaves. I think I've got a dusty miller growing in my backyard.
a dusty answeror
a dusty replyBRITISH, OLD-FASHIONED
If you ask for something or suggest something and you get a dusty answer or a dusty reply, you receive an unpleasant and negative answer. He asked three times to speak to the king, but each time received a dusty answer. Ask a world-class sportsman to spend several hours testing your product and you are likely to receive a dusty reply.
a dusty answera curt and unhelpful reply. British
The source of this expression is probably a passage in George Meredith's Modern Love ( 1862 ): ‘Ah, what a dusty answer gets the soul when hot for certainties in this our life!’
not so dusty(of a person's health or situation) fairly good. British informal, dated
a dusty ˈanswer(old-fashioned, British English) an unhelpful or a sharp response to a request or question: When I asked the company what their policy was on this matter, I received a very dusty answer.
1. n. a very large pair of buttocks. (Use with caution.) What an enormous duck-butt!
2. and dusty butt n. a short person, especially someone with large buttocks. (Rude and derogatory.) The duck-butt who just came in reminds me of somebody I once knew.
n. the posterior; the buttocks. (see also duster.) I almost kicked him in the rusty-dusty.