high and dry

adjective
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of high and dry

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

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First Known Use of high and dry

1727



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