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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+)


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