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dry rottimber decayRate it:

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dry outTo have excess water evaporate or be otherwise removed.Rate it:

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dry runA practice; a rehearsal.Rate it:

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dry eyeKeratoconjunctivitis sicca , an eye disease caused by decreased tear production.Rate it:

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bone dryCompletely dry; without any trace of moisture.Rate it:

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bone-drytotally dry; without moisture.Rate it:

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dry as a bonecompletely dry; totally dryRate it:

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dry as a dead dingo's dongerVery dry, extremely dry.Rate it:

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dry as a dead dingo's dongerVery thirsty.Rate it:

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dry behind the earsSeasoned or experienced; mature, especially with respect to judgment.Rate it:

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dry eyeAn eye which is not crying, i.e. someone emotionally unmoved.Rate it:

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dry one's eyesTo cease crying.Rate it:

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dry outTo sober up; to cease to be drunk.Rate it:

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dry powderA powder found in a fire extinguisher that is expelled to smother the fireRate it:

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dry powdercash (or cash-like securities) kept in reserve in case of need.Rate it:

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dry powderUsed other than as an idiom: see dry, powder.Rate it:

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hang out to dryTo abandon someone who is in need or in danger.Rate it:

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hang out to dryTo attach washing to a clothesline to dry.Rate it:

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high and drystrandedRate it:

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home and dryHaving safely reached one's target.Rate it:

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leave somebody high and dryTo abandon somebody; to stop providing assistance at a crucial moment.Rate it:

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leave someone high and dryTo abandon somebody; to stop providing assistance at a crucial moment.Rate it:

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you drained me dryYour incessant and extended discussion, queries and theories have been so exuberant that I am exhausted.Rate it:

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according toAccording to the directions, the glue takes 24 hours to dry.Rate it:

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dishpan handsHands which are rough, reddish, and dry, as from irritation and chafing caused by immersion in hot water mixed with detergent.Rate it:

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flavor explosionOne can experience a 'flavor explosion' upon imbibing a beverage you have hither-to not sampled. You anticipated myriad taste treats. Upon the first sip you wantonly begin your 'slake' in a cascade of foaming, bubbling, refreshing, exhilarating deluge of dashing delicacy, dancing from cheek to cheek, then explosively and divinely diving into the depths of your desert-dry throat channel!.Rate it:

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hunger is a good sauce(dated) Being hungry makes one less concerned about the taste of one's food.1854, Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman, Punch, Vol. XXVI, Punch Publications Ltd., page 74:His bread and cheese were somewhat dry, to be sure; his ale had become flat, and considerably warmer than was desirable; but hunger is a good sauce, and thirst is not particular.Rate it:

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on tenterhookstense in anticipation of something. The phrase originated in the wool industry where fleeces were stretched on a frame between hooks to dry after washing the fleeces.Rate it:

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terra firmadry landRate it:

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