noun Military Slang.
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Example sentences from the Web for dustoff
Although the blood-spattered offices will be off-limits, staff have vowed to continue producing the magazine.
A passing off-duty school safety officer named Fred Lucas said that he had been told the man was a drug dealer.
The NOPD fired Knight in 1973 for stealing lumber from a construction site as an off-duty cop.
The off-year special election into which Duke threw himself drew little media notice at first.
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A far-off volley rumbled over the plain, and a few birds stirred uneasily among the trees.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
In the aperture of the window, amid piles of paper, stood a rickety old table, covered with dust.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
It was little better than coal dust, and would not carry a ball fifty paces to kill or wound.
Never mind the dust; I've turned it on to make believe we're going tremendously fast.Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl
He laid it upon the floor, and took out a plaster mask, and brushing and blowing off the saw-dust, held it up.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Idioms and Phrases with dustoff
Restore to use. For example, I've dusted off last year's menu for the party. This usage alludes to cleaning and thereby renewing some object. [Mid-1900s]
Pitch a baseball dangerously close to the batter's head, as in I'm sure he dusted him off on purpose. [Slang; 1920s]
Finish off, kill; also, easily defeat. For example, They vowed to dust off the old man, or We'll dust off this team in no time. [Slang; c. 1940]
Thrash, beat up, as in If he didn't hand over his wallet, they threatened to dust him off. [Slang; 1920s]