dust off


dust off
dust (something) off to make something usable after it has not been used for a long time.

It's a good time to dust off your resume and see if you can get some work.

Byrne dusted off some of the band's classics in Tuesday's concert.


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  • dust-off — or dust·off (dŭstʹôf , ŏf ) n. Slang Medevac. * * * …   Universalium

  • Dust off — may refer to: Dustoff or casualty evacuation, the emergency evacuation of casualties from a combat zone Dust Off, a brand of compressed air This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an internal link l …   Wikipedia

  • dust|off — «DUHST F, OF», noun. U.S. Military Slang. a helicopter for evacuating casualties from a combat zone; medevac: »Wounded are picked up and shuttled away from enemy fire, then quickly evacuated on “dustoff” helicopters to the nearest U.S. hospital… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dust-Off — For the military term dust off , see Casualty evacuation. Dust Off Dust Off is a brand of dust cleaner (refrigerant based propellant cleaner, which is not compressed air and incorrectly called canned air ) containing difluoroethane; it is used to …   Wikipedia

  • dust off — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms dust off : present tense I/you/we/they dust off he/she/it dusts off present participle dusting off past tense dusted off past participle dusted off 1) to get something ready to use that you have not used for a …   English dictionary

  • dust off — transitive verb 1. : to intentionally pitch a baseball directly at or near (the batter) 2. slang : kill * * * dust off [phrasal verb] dust (something) off or …   Useful english dictionary

  • dust off — verb a) To remove dust from something. I think its time to dust off my old golf clubs, now that Im retired. b) To use something after a long time without it …   Wiktionary

  • dust off — {v.}, {informal} 1. To get ready to use again. * /Four years after he graduated from school, Tom decided to dust off his algebra book./ 2. To throw a baseball pitch close to. * /The pitcher dusted off the other team s best hitter./ Syn.: BRUSH… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • dust off — {v.}, {informal} 1. To get ready to use again. * /Four years after he graduated from school, Tom decided to dust off his algebra book./ 2. To throw a baseball pitch close to. * /The pitcher dusted off the other team s best hitter./ Syn.: BRUSH… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • dust off — I v To kill. The mob dusted him off when he ratted on them. 1940s II v To reactivate, resurrect. Why not dust off your old tap dance routine for the show. 1950s …   Historical dictionary of American slang


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