dryasdust

dry-as-dust

[drahy-uhz-duhst]
adjective
dull and boring: a dry-as-dust biography.
Also, dryasdust.


Origin:
1870–75; after Dr. Dryasdust, a fictitious pedant satirized in the prefaces of Sir Walter Scott's novels

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  1. mod.
    dull; lifeless. : I can't take another one of his dry-as-dust lectures.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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