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English definition of “not see sb for dust”

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not see sb for dust

UK informal
used to describe someone leaving quickly in order to avoid something: If you let him know that Margaret's coming, you won't see him for dust.
Translations of “not see sb for dust”
in Chinese (Traditional) (某人)逃之夭夭, (某人)躲得不見人影…
in Chinese (Simplified) (某人)逃之夭夭, (某人)躲得不见人影…
(Definition of not see sb for dust from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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