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    leaving the world in the dust

    Infinite mind always leaps ahead of itself, leaving the world in the dust.

    Does "leaving the world in the dust" here mean leaving the world behind?

    Thank you!

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    Re: leaving the world in the dust

    source:dust - Idioms - by the Free Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

    leave somebody/something in the dust

    1. to move quickly away from someone or something
    If a big truck bears down on you from behind, this powerful car can leave it in the dust.
    2. to replace someone or something with something new
    This new computer virus left last year's killer virus in the dust.

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    Re: leaving the world in the dust

    Quote Originally Posted by euncu View Post
    source:dust - Idioms - by the Free Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

    leave somebody/something in the dust

    1. to move quickly away from someone or something
    If a big truck bears down on you from behind, this powerful car can leave it in the dust.
    2. to replace someone or something with something new
    This new computer virus left last year's killer virus in the dust.
    I believe it comes from the experience of having someone pass you so rapidly that you are running (or riding, in the case of a car) in the dust they have kicked up. Having grown up along dusty country roads I have had several experiences of this.

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