water, especially stagnant and dirty water, that has collected in a ditch.
Idioms about ditchwater
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How to use ditchwater in a sentence
Mrs. Bodfish and Mrs. ditchwater are talking in confidential undertones on a settee.
We have been walking for ten days now without an adventure—except Barnes's discovery that ditchwater smells longest.Sailor's Knots (Entire Collection) | W.W. Jacobs
Life would be as ditchwater were it not stirred to its depths by K.'s secret cable.Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2 | Ian Hamilton
He looks as though hes so nice hell be as dull as ditchwater.Famous Flyers | David Goodger (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ugh—what the devil would you do in those damnable sickly gutters—floundering about in the brackish ditchwater?When We Dead Awaken | Henrik Ibsen
British Dictionary definitions for ditchwater
as dull as ditchwater or ditchwater extremely uninspiring
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