dust off
transitive verb Date: 1940 to bring out or back to use again <
dusted off his golf clubs when he retired
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  • dust off — verb a) To remove dust from something. I think its time to dust off my old golf clubs, now that Im retired. b) To use something after a long time without it …   Wiktionary

  • dust off — {v.}, {informal} 1. To get ready to use again. * /Four years after he graduated from school, Tom decided to dust off his algebra book./ 2. To throw a baseball pitch close to. * /The pitcher dusted off the other team s best hitter./ Syn.: BRUSH… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • dust off — {v.}, {informal} 1. To get ready to use again. * /Four years after he graduated from school, Tom decided to dust off his algebra book./ 2. To throw a baseball pitch close to. * /The pitcher dusted off the other team s best hitter./ Syn.: BRUSH… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • dust off — I v To kill. The mob dusted him off when he ratted on them. 1940s II v To reactivate, resurrect. Why not dust off your old tap dance routine for the show. 1950s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

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