[ drahy-uh z-duhst ]
/ ˈdraɪ əzˈdʌst /
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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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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