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dust something off

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dust something off

verb phrase

(also dust the cobwebs off) To use or reuse something old; reclaim something: Why don't we dust off a few of the good ideas our parents had?/ Hey, let's dust the cobwebs off the Declaration of Independence and take it seriously (1940s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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