Meaning of “gather dust” in the English Dictionary

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"gather dust" in British English

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gather dust

to not be used for a long time:

My guitar has just been gathering dust since I injured my hand.

(Definition of “gather dust” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"gather dust" in American English

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gather dust

to be forgotten or not used:

My tennis racket has just been gathering dust since I hurt my back.

(Definition of “gather dust” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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