Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

leave in the dust

leave in the dust
Meaning(s)
1) rush forward ahead of another, abandon
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • try not to be left in the dust, we'll leave them in the dust
  • Analysis
    To leave something or someone in the dust means they are far behind in a race, competition or business venture. If you are left in the dust, you are outdone or it is impossible to keep up with someone or something. "The new electric car reaches speeds that will leave diesel cars in the dust." "Our new product will leave our competitors in the dust." This phrase is a metaphor related to speeding cars on dirt roads.
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. I was really distracted during the race and got left in the dust.
    2. I didn't want to get left in the dust so I studied really hard to make sure I graduated with my classmates.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. If we work hard and produce the best possible product for the market, we could leave our competitors in the dust!
    2. The new training program could leave expensive university degrees in the dust.
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