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dry-as-dust

or dry·as·dust

[drahy-uh z-duhst]
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adjective
  1. dull and boring: a dry-as-dust biography.
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Origin of dry-as-dust

1870–75; after Dr. Dryasdust, a fictitious pedant satirized in the prefaces of Sir Walter Scott's novels
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Related Words for dry as dust

barren, dusty, parched, desert, bone-dry, thirsty, arid, impatient, keen, inclined, hungry, greedy, anxious, eager, burned, shriveled, waterless, agog, ardent, avid

Idioms and Phrases with dry as dust

dry as dust

Dull, boring, as in This text is dry as dust; it's putting me to sleep. [c. 1500]

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