Cork Slang, Like A Dictionary of Cork Slang
by Seán Beecher
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Introduction · Acknowledgements
DUST (1)

Construct: Verb
Definition: To defeat, to overcome.
Use: I dusted him in the game.
I was superior to him in the game.
Derivation: Probably extension of meaning of dust, as throw dust in the eyes of, mislead, hence be superior.
also 'a bout or contest'. (Wright)
I'll dust your jacket for you - I'll give you a good beating.
The allusion is to dusting carpets, etc. by beating them with a stick. (Brewer)
and see 'Dust' - 'The piccolo tune was me dust' - favourite. (Kelleher)

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