come up dry

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Definition of come up dry

: to fail to produce water, oil, etc. They drilled for oil but the well came up dry. often used figurativelyThey went searching for clues but came up dry.

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“Come up dry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/come%20up%20dry. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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