One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Extremely thirsty.‘let's get a cold drink, I'm as dry as a Pommy's towel’
- ‘Thanks for the beer, mate. I was as dry as a pommie's towel.’
- ‘Anyhoo, being that I was as dry as a pommy's towel, I didn't put up a great deal of resistance at ebing dragged into the pub.’
- ‘Entering a London pub, Barry exclaimed that he was 'as dry as a Pommy's towel'.’
- ‘"I'm dry as a pommy's towel. A tinny would start the day nicely, thank you."’
- ‘He might feel like going out for a drink, because he's as dry as a Pommy's towel.’
- 1.1 Extremely dry.‘this is high plains territory, almost all of it is dry as a Pommy's towel’‘my plonk is as dry as a Pommy's towel’
- ‘He gasped; he was stranded in a desert as dry as a pommie's towel.’
- ‘The sun was high before he reached Adelaide River and his tongue was as dry as a Pommie's towel.’
- ‘"Driest state in the driest continent, this is," says Dave. "Dry as a Pommy's towel."’
- ‘I won’t break a sweat about it. I’ll be as dry as a pommy’s towel!’
- ‘It was stinking hot and as dry as a pommie's towel.’
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