not see someone 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.
not see someone for dustBRITISH
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.
not see someone for dustfind 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.