throw dust in eyes

throw dust in eyes

Meaning | Synonyms

  • to mislead somebody
  • to deceive someone
  • make a fool of somebody
  • to befool
  • to confuse someone

Example Sentences

  1. She threw dust in the eyes of the jeweler by pretending to be a well-to-do lady, and then stole the jewellery.
  2. The taxi drivers in Shimla throws dust in tourist’s eyes and take too much money for a small distance.
  3. Give my whole money back; you cannot throw dust in my eyes.
  4. The thug threw dust in her eyes and exchanged her real diamonds with fake stones.
  5. The secretary of the film actress threw dust in the fan’s eyes, talking about a show at the airport when she was heading for the expressway.
  6. Don’t ever earn money by throwing dust in customer’s eyes or soon you will lost your business.


This idiomatic expression alludes to throwing dust or sand in the eyes to confuse a pursuing enemy. [Mid-1700s]

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I think thatt throw dust in eyes means to distract someone.

- gwyneth April 30, 2020

Very informative blog! will use this idiom once in a while in my journal! Thank you!

- Dr. Alex G. Wilson April 2, 2017

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