dull as ditchwater

dull as ditchwater
Dull as ditchwater
(UK) If something is as dull as ditchwater, it is incredibly boring. A ditch is a long narrow hole or trench dug to contain water, which is normally a dark, dirty colour and stagnant (when water turns a funny colour and starts to smell bad). (In American English,'things are 'dull as dishwater'.)

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  • dull as ditchwater — see dull * * * (as) dull as ditchwater Brit informal : very boring The book is as dull as ditchwater. [=(US) (as) dull as dishwater] • • • Main Entry: ↑ditchwater …   Useful english dictionary

  • dull at ditchwater —    Something as dull as ditchwater is very boring.     The film was as dull as ditchwater. I nearly fell asleep …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • dull as ditchwater — (UK)    If something is as dull as ditchwater, it is incredibly boring. A ditch is a long narrow hole or trench dug to contain water, which is normally a dark, dirty colour and stagnant (when water turns a funny colour and starts to smell bad).… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Dull as ditchwater —   (UK)   If something is as dull as ditchwater, it is incredibly boring. A ditch is a long narrow hole or trench dug to contain water, which is normally a dark, dirty colour and stagnant (when water turns a funny colour and starts to smell bad).… …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • dull as ditchwater — Phrs. Very boring, unexciting. Cf. dull as dishwater …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • as dull as ditchwater — (as) dull as ditchwater Brit informal : very boring The book is as dull as ditchwater. [=(US) (as) dull as dishwater] • • • Main Entry: ↑ditchwater (as) dull as ditchwater see ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • (as) dull as ditchwater — (as) dull as dishwater/​ditchwater phrase very boring Thesaurus: not interesting or excitingsynonym Main entry: dull * * * (as) dull as ˈditchwater idiom ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • be as dull as ditchwater — be as dull as dishwater/ditchwater informal to be very boring. He loved the book but I thought it was as dull as ditchwater …   New idioms dictionary

  • dull as dishwater —    Something as dull as ditchwater is very boring.     The film was as dull as ditchwater. I nearly fell asleep …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • dull — 1 adjective 1 BORING not interesting or exciting: Bill s friends are a pretty dull bunch. | the dull routine of the office | as dull as ditchwater BrE informal (=very boring) 2 never a dull moment often humorous used to say that a lot of… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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