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high and dry

adjective

Definition of high and dry

  1. 1 :  being out of reach of the current or tide or out of the water

  2. 2 :  being in a helpless or abandoned position



Examples of high and dry in a sentence

  1. <the inadequate supplies of vaccine left many people high and dry when the flu season arrived>



1750

First Known Use of high and dry

1750


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