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long dry spell

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long dry spell

noun phrase

A period of disappointment; sterile period: It's been a long, dry spell for Atari game players (1970s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • I had been living a long time, but never before had seen such a long dry spell.

  • The long dry spell had given way to a series of rainy days that were harder to bear than heat and dust.

    Cattle-Ranch to College Russell Doubleday
  • We've had such a long dry spell, but now we've had rain, a real soaker.

    The Sweep Winner Nat Gould
  • There is not much danger of it in springtime, but it is possible at any season, after a long dry spell.

    Woodland Tales Ernest Seton-Thompson
  • It looks as if it has set in for a long dry spell; the country 'll be so we kin git around in it without trouble.

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