Dull as Dishwater

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Unexciting, not exciting

Etymology:

  • In 1865, this expression as used by Charles Dickens in his book to refer something uninteresting and boring. Dishwater is not exciting same like to ditchwater. So this expression is used or boring things and ideas.
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Sara’s new idea is as dull as dishwater. So we dropped it and made a new plan.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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dull as dishwaterBoring; ordinary.
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