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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He also pointed out that he had made Roxas eat his dust in the last election.
The sooner Silverstone comes the better - then we'll see Schumacher make the rest of the grid eat his dust.
Donald Chu, decked out in lightweight running clothes and low-cut sneakers, had a sprinter's swagger about him as he talked about leaving the competition to eat his dust in the blazing heat Sunday.
Pacquiao has been training so hard and has improved so much as far as conditioning is concerned that even those who run with him during early morning jogs are starting to eat his dust.