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English definition of “not see sb for dust”

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.Departing
(Definition of not see sb for dust from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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