eat someone's dust

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.
See also: dust, eat

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.
See also: dust, eat