Hi. I need your help with some words & phrases below.
leave someone in the dust
This expression seems to have a negative meaning, but I don’t know exactly what it means. It appears like this: After she got her glamorous PR career (she had had a bartending job before), she left the flight attendants (= her roommates) in the dust and moved in with her coworker.
turn on something
I introduced him to her, and she turned on the charm, giggling and playing with her hair and nodding emphatically whenever he said anything. // It seems to me that she loved him at first sight. Was she attracted by HIS charm, or did she try to show HER charm?
off the market
The date obviously went well, because they went to brunch the next morning in the Village. Soon after that, they were both off the market. // Is it different from “off to a place (the market)” which means to be leaving (or have left) for a place (the market)?
Right up there with A and B
It (= to go bathing suit shopping with her) is one of the least pleasant tasks in the world. Right up there with scrubbing toilets and getting a root canal. // I can guess the meaning. However, I’d like to have your paraphrase of the idiom? Also, I wonder if it always needs two things (A and B) to make this idiom?