(In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful)

(In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful)

Idiom Throw dust in a person's eye definition + examples

Idiom THROW DUST IN A PERSON'S EYE
(Kisi ke aankhon men dhool jhonkna)
Meanings: The image is of someone throwing dust into your eyes so that you cannot see reality.
Usage: You cannot throw dust in his eyes.

The main word used in this idiom is:
dust
[duhst]
noun
1.
earth or other matter in fine, dry particles.
2.
a cloud of finely powdered earth or other matter in the air.
3.
any finely powdered substance, as sawdust.
4.
the ground; the earth's surface.
5.
the substance to which something, as the dead human body, is ultimately reduced by disintegration or decay; earthly remains.
6.
British.
  1. ashes, refuse, etc.
7.
a low or humble condition.
8.
anything worthless.
9.
disturbance; turmoil.
10.
gold dust.
11.
the mortal body of a human being.
12.
a single particle or grain.
13.
Archaic. money; cash.
verb (used with object)
14.
to wipe the dust from:
to dust a table.
15.
to sprinkle with a powder or dust:
to dust rosebushes with an insecticide.
16.
to strew or sprinkle (a powder, dust, or other fine particles):
to dust insecticide on a rosebush.
17.
to soil with dust; make dusty.
verb (used without object)
18.
to wipe dust from furniture, woodwork, etc.
19.
to become dusty.
20.
to apply dust or powder to a plant, one's body, etc.:
to dust with an insecticide in late spring.
Idioms
21.
bite the dust,
  1. to be killed, especially in battle; die.
  2. to suffer defeat; be unsuccessful; fail:
    Another manufacturer has bitten the dust.
22.
dust off,
  1. Baseball. (of a pitcher) to throw the ball purposely at or dangerously close to (the batter).
  2. to take out or prepare for use again, as after a period of inactivity or storage:
    I'm going to dust off my accounting skills and try to get a job in the finance department.
  3. to beat up badly:
    The gang of hoodlums dusted off a cop.
23.
leave one in the dust, to overtake and surpass a competitor or one who is less ambitious, qualified, etc.:
Don't be so meek, they'll leave you in the dust.
24.
lick the dust,
  1. to be killed; die.
  2. to humble oneself abjectly; grovel:
    He will resign rather than lick the dust.
25.
make the dust fly, to execute with vigor or speed:
We turned them loose on the work, and they made the dust fly.
26.
shake the dust from one's feet, to depart in anger or disdain; leave decisively or in haste, especially from an unpleasant situation:
As the country moved toward totalitarianism, many of the intelligentsia shook the dust from their feet.
27.
throw dust in someone's eyes, to mislead; deceive:
He threw dust in our eyes by pretending to be a jeweler and then disappeared with the diamonds.
Examples from the web for dust
  • dust particles that are even smaller are quickly blown away from the solar system by radiation pressure.
  • The cloudy, red parts in the image are tiny particles of dust illuminated by the star.
  • The picture of a farmer and his sons in a dust storm was controlled in this way.
  • And the biographies were no dry-as-dust treatises, but best-selling books chronicling the exciting life of a philological genius.
  • Blinking helps lubricate the surface of the eye with tears, washing away dust and other irritants.
  • The region is prone to occasional, violent dust storms, which can severely reduce visibility.
  • His right foot's dust-covered boot rises and pats down in a single dance-step.
  • dust on earthly objects is often an indicator of antiquity.
  • Ring of dust lies in the sweet spot for liquid water.
  • Ashes to ashes, dust to dust and the deceased to the breakfast table as delicious reprocessed protein food products.

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