dry-as-dust

or dry·as·dust

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

adjective

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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