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    Smile in the teeth

    A motorcycle taxi came to an abrupt stop, kicking up a cloud of red dust.
    More dust in the teeth.

    Hello. Could you please tell me what 'More dust in the teeth.' means?
    Does it mean there is dust all around?
    Please help. Thank you.

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    Re: in the teeth

    I think it is to be read literally. The motorcycle stopped and a bunch of dust was kicked up. The dust got in his teeth.

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    Re: in the teeth

    I see. Thank you.

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    Re: in the teeth

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    The dust got in his teeth.
    Hence the term, "Another one bites the dust!"

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    Re: in the teeth

    In a car, the driver is protected from rain, dust, mud and other nasties because he's enclosed, but a motorcyclist is exposed to all the elements. If someone suddenly raises a cloud of dust near you while you're sitting on a Hog, the sand and grit will get in your eyes, your teeth, your hair and everywhere else.

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