(as) dry as a bone

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: completely dry The stream is usually (as) dry as a bone this time of year.

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“(as) dry as a bone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/(as)%20dry%20as%20a%20bone. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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