the dust from one's feet

the dust from one's feet
the dust from one's feet
(see Bible, Matthew 10.14) to leave hurriedly or gladly (lit and figurative)
shake

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  • shake the dust from one's feet — {v. phr.} To depart or leave with some measure of disgust or displeasure. * /Jim was so unhappy in our small, provincial town that he was glad to shake the dust from his feet and move to New York./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • shake the dust from one's feet — {v. phr.} To depart or leave with some measure of disgust or displeasure. * /Jim was so unhappy in our small, provincial town that he was glad to shake the dust from his feet and move to New York./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • shake\ the\ dust\ from\ one's\ feet — v. phr. To depart or leave with some measure of disgust or displeasure. Jim was so unhappy in our small, provincial town that he was glad to shake the dust from his feet and move to New York …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Shaking the dust from the feet — was a practice of pious Jews during New Testament times. When Jesus called his twelve disciples, he told them to perform the same act against the non believing Jews. In the early Latter Day Saint movement of the 19th century, it was practiced… …   Wikipedia

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  • Dust —    Storms of sand and dust sometimes overtake Eastern travellers. They are very dreadful, many perishing under them. Jehovah threatens to bring on the land of Israel, as a punishment for forsaking him, a rain of powder and dust (Deut. 28:24).… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

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  • dust — /dʌst / (say dust) noun 1. earth or other matter in fine, dry particles. 2. any finely powdered substance, as sawdust. 3. a cloud of finely powdered earth or other matter in the air. 4. that to which anything, as the human body, is reduced by… …  

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