water haul

noun

Definition of water haul 

: a fruitless effort

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Others kept small crops alive with buckets of water hauled down from a spigot at the top of the hill. Joe Mozingo, latimes.com, "One of L.A.'s oldest community gardens thrived for decades. Then the water wars began.," 4 June 2018

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First Known Use of water haul

1823, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for water haul

from the figure of a fishing net that catches nothing but water

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