dish water

dishwater

[dish-waw-ter, -wot-er]
noun
1.
water in which dishes are, or have been, washed.
Idioms
2.
dull as dishwater/ditchwater, extremely dull; boring.

Origin:
1475–85; dish + water

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dishwater (ˈdɪʃˌwɔːtə)
 
n
1.  water in which dishes and kitchen utensils are or have been washed
2.  something resembling this: that was dishwater, not coffee

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