not see (one) for dust

(redirected from not see for dust)

not see (one) for dust

To not see one because they have suddenly disappeared or quickly departed. If I won the lottery, you would not see me for dust! After Greg got that big job offer, we did not see him for dust.
See also: dust, for, not, see
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

not see someone for dust

BRITISH
If you can't see someone for dust, they have left somewhere very quickly. Come the dawn, I couldn't see him for dust. Once I've saved enough money, you won't see me for dust. Note: The image here is of someone galloping away on a horse, so that all you see is the cloud of dust kicked up by the horse's feet.
See also: dust, for, not, see, someone
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

not see someone for dust

find that a person has made a hasty departure.
1978 Patricia Grace Mutuwhenua You didn't see this Maori for dust…Out the door, on the bike, and away.
See also: dust, for, not, see, someone
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

not see somebody for ˈdust

(informal) not see somebody because they have left a place very quickly: If I ever win a lot of money, you won’t see me for dust. I’ll be on the next plane for New York.
See also: dust, for, not, see, somebody
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017
See also:
Full browser ?