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dry-as-dust

[drahy-uh z-duhst] /ˈdraɪ əzˈdʌst/
adjective
1.
dull and boring:
a dry-as-dust biography.
Also, dryasdust.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; after Dr. Dryasdust, a fictitious pedant satirized in the prefaces of Sir Walter Scott's novels
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