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dusty

Edited by John Ayto

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

Third edition

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780199543793
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191727689
dusty

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a dusty answer a curt and unhelpful reply. British The source of this expression is probably a passage in George

Reference Entry.  56 words. 

Subjects: History of English

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