not see someone for dust


not see someone for dust
(not) see (someone) for dust British & Australian, informal if you say that you won't see someone for dust, you mean that they will leave a place very quickly, usually in order to avoid something.

If you tell her that Jim's coming, you won't see her for dust!


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  • not see someone for dust — ► not see someone for dust find that a person has made a hasty departure. Main Entry: ↑dust …   English terms dictionary

  • not see someone for dust — find that a person has made a hasty departure. → dust …   English new terms dictionary

  • you would not see someone for dust — british informal phrase used for saying that someone would leave a place very quickly in order to avoid trouble or responsibility If you asked him to lend you money you wouldn’t see him for dust. Thesaurus: to leave a place or person quickly or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • you would not see someone for dust — British informal used for saying that someone would leave a place very quickly in order to avoid trouble or responsibility If you asked him to lend you money you wouldn t see him for dust …   English dictionary

  • see someone for dust — (not) see (someone) for dust British & Australian, informal if you say that you won t see someone for dust, you mean that they will leave a place very quickly, usually in order to avoid something. If you tell her that Jim s coming, you won t see… …   New idioms dictionary

  • not see for dust — (not) see (someone) for dust British & Australian, informal if you say that you won t see someone for dust, you mean that they will leave a place very quickly, usually in order to avoid something. If you tell her that Jim s coming, you won t see… …   New idioms dictionary

  • see for dust — (not) see (someone) for dust British & Australian, informal if you say that you won t see someone for dust, you mean that they will leave a place very quickly, usually in order to avoid something. If you tell her that Jim s coming, you won t see… …   New idioms dictionary

  • dust — ► NOUN 1) fine, dry powder consisting of tiny particles of earth or waste matter. 2) any material in the form of tiny particles: coal dust. 3) an act of dusting. ► VERB 1) remove dust from the surface of. 2) cover lightly with a powdered… …   English terms dictionary

  • see — see1 W1S1 [si:] v past tense saw [so: US so:] past participle seen [si:n] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(notice/examine)¦ 2¦(notice something is true)¦ 3¦(ability to see)¦ 4¦(find out information)¦ 5¦(in the future)¦ 6¦(where information is)¦ 7¦(understand)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dust — 1 /dVst/ noun 1 (U) dry powder consisting of extremely small bits of earth or sand: The truck drove off in a cloud of dust. | the heat and dust of an Indian town 2 (U) dry powder consisting of extremely small bits of dirt which you find in… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English