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Meaning of "as dull as ditchwater" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF AS DULL AS DITCHWATER

as dull as ditchwater play
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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AS DULL AS DITCHWATER

as a matter of fact
as a rule
as a whole
as against
as alike as chalk and cheese
as all that
as best one can
as broad as it is long
as dead as a dodo
as dead as a doornail
as far as
as far as I can see
as for
as from
as good as
as good as gold
as good as one´s word
as hell
as how
as if

WORDS THAT END LIKE AS DULL AS DITCHWATER

above the water
bath water
blackwater
blood is thicker than water
bottled water
distilled water
drinking water
fresh water
freshwater
Greater
holy water
in deep water
in hot water
like a fish out of water
salt water
saltwater
sweetwater
test the water
underwater
wastewater
water

Synonyms and antonyms of as dull as ditchwater in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «as dull as ditchwater» into 25 languages

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Find out the translation of as dull as ditchwater to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of as dull as ditchwater from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «as dull as ditchwater» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

像一杯ditchwater
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tan aburrido como ditchwater
570 millions of speakers

English

as dull as ditchwater
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ditchwater जितनी सुस्त
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

مملة كما ditchwater
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

как скучно, как ditchwater
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

tão sem graça quanto ditchwater
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

খিলান হিসাবে নিস্তেজ হিসাবে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

aussi terne que ditchwater
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Seperti membosankan sebagai ditchwater
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

so langweilig wie ditchwater
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

溝にたまった水のように鈍い
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

ditchwater 로 둔한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Minangka kurang minangka ditchwater
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

như ngu si đần độn như ditchwater
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

துர்நாற்றம் போன்ற மந்தமானது
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

खंदक म्हणून खडखडणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Hendek suyu kadar sıkıcı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

come sordo come ditchwater
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

jak nudne jak ditchwater
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

як нудно , як ditchwater
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ca plictisitoare ca Ditchwater
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

και θαμπό όπως νερόλακκους
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

so dof as ditchwater
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

som tråkig som ditchwater
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

så kjedelig som ditchwater
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of as dull as ditchwater

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AS DULL AS DITCHWATER»

The term «as dull as ditchwater» is normally little used and occupies the 134.454 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «AS DULL AS DITCHWATER» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about as dull as ditchwater

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AS DULL AS DITCHWATER»

Discover the use of as dull as ditchwater in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to as dull as ditchwater and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Proverbial Bernard Shaw: An Index to Proverbs in the ...
(093, p. 38, 1922) THE COUNTESS: . . . they were as dull as ditchwater. (115, p. 677, 1932) SHE: But I must say it's as dull as ditchwater. (132, p. 653, 1938) ODEP, 208; EAP, 111; MP, 171. DIVIDE: 1. The singleminded 'divide and govern.' .
George B. Bryan, Wolfgang Mieder, 1994
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A Dictionary of Anglo-American Proverbs & Proverbial ...
As dull as ditchwater (ODEP 208; EAP 111; MP 171) 1844 The people are "as dull as ditchwater." (p. 17) Maxwell, W. H. Sports and Adventures in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. London: Routledge, 1844. 1982 I was awful in the part, ...
George B. Bryan, Wolfgang Mieder, 2005
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Psychogeography: Disentangling the Modern Conundrum of ...
... Bridge, that great berm of mud-brown housing - public projects and private apartments - that Robert Moses bulldozered into being from 23 rd Street to the Brooklyn Bridge, has always struck me as being quite as dull as ditchwater. Looking ...
Will Self, 2007
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Sterling Dictionary of Idioms
Vijaya Kumar. DULL as dull as ditchwater very boring Her short stories are as dull as ditchwater. DUMPS down in the dumps depressed; feeling gloomy After failing in the subject, she is down in the dumps. DURATION for the duration for a  ...
Vijaya Kumar, 1998
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English Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases Collected from the ...
The kex is the dried stalk of the hemlock, of wild cicely (R.) and one or two other plants of the same genus. See Miss Baker's Northampt. Gloss, art. Kex, and Cooper's Sussex Vocab., 1853, p. 56. As dull as a Dutchman, cl. As dull as ditchwater.
William Carew Hazlitt, 1907
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms
... but he kept his distance. ditchwater as dull as ditchwater very boring or uninteresting: The lecture was as dull as ditchwater. do I etc could do with/could be doing with (something) it would be better if I had or did (something): / could do with a ...
Elizabeth McLaren Kirkpatrick, C. M. Schwarz, 1993
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Eton College Chronicle
Nevertheless we repeat, if only for the sake of the delightful alliterative euphony of the phrase, that some people are in fact content to be as dull as ditchwater. This, you may say, is unfair, since these persons neither made themselves dull nor ...
Eton College, 1907
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The Bristol Medico-chirurgical Journal
Unlike Bath, even in the days of its prosperity Clifton was as dull as ditchwater, very nearly as dull as its modern representative, if dulness of so impenetrable a character can ever hope to be equalled. With beauties of situation and scenery ...
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Cassell英语常用词组用法词典
dull dull as ditchwater S'ttt'JSiii* (The professor's lecture was as dull as ditchwater \ * to dull the edge of ffi^Htfilffc ; mftXMMim ; f&Z&M (This medicine may dull the edge oj pain. 5jtff H a] dumb to dumb down MI) ; tt£ to strike dumb ML STRIKE ...
Rosalind Fergusson, 2003
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Chambers Idioms
... but he kept his distance. ditch water as dull as ditchwater very boring or uninteresting: The lecture was as dull as ditchwater. do I etc could do with/could be doing with (something) it would be better if I had or did (something): / could do with a ...

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AS DULL AS DITCHWATER»

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Jackie Barrie explains how auto lenders can learn “Lessons from Ling”
Hugh Dickerson admitted: "Car finance is as dull as ditchwater." So where is the innovation and inspiration? At one end of the spectrum are the ... «Asset Finance International, Jul 15»
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Day Three order of play
Raonic may be as dull as ditchwater, but this could be the last chance to see the wonderful 37-year-old Haas at SW19. Putintseva v V Williams, ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Wimbledon 2015: Order of play, Wednesday 1 July
Raonic may be as dull as ditchwater, but this could be the last chance to see the wonderful 37-year-old Haas at SW19. Putintseva v V Williams, ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jun 15»
4
If Damian Lewis Becomes The New James Bond Will He Single …
As actors they're both as dull as ditchwater with neither in possession of that slightly unhinged spark of wild abandon and unique brand of ... «The Inquisitr, Jun 15»
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One mile down, and a lifetime of swimming to go
This is because I reckon reading a report by a mediocre surfer or bog-snorkeller is as dull as ditchwater, while one from a Mr Bean-alike is more ... «Irish Times, May 15»
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Dean Ambrose Could be In Trouble
But now that that base is not only diluted but has become as dull as ditchwater, WWE is reviewing the Ambrose option. That means two things ... «Camel Clutch Blog, May 15»
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QPR coach hopes Chelsea clash is as dull as ditchwater
Chris Ramsey hope QPR bore the pants out of a global TV audience on Sunday – not to mention 18,000 inside Loftus Road. The coach wants ... «getwestlondon, Apr 15»
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Playful Productions: 'Most theatre is as dull as ditchwater'
It takes all of five minutes for Nick Salmon, Matthew Byam Shaw and Nia Janis – the three directors of Playful Productions – to start defending ... «The Stage, Apr 15»
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Chris Evans reviews Hyundai i20 Premium SE 1.2: Bluetooth, phone …
Why not say, it's as dull as ditchwater but fairly solid, fairly good-looking and the perfect dog-and-kids, A-to-B mobile? Please, car people of the ... «Daily Mail, Mar 15»
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Centrica cuts dividend; who's next?
Utility companies such as Centrica are widely regarded as dull as ditchwater but also safe as houses, and so a dividend cut comes as a nasty ... «Proactive Investors UK, Feb 15»

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