Definition of (as) dull as dishwater (or ditchwater) in English:

(as) dull as dishwater (or ditchwater)

phrase

British
  • Extremely dull.

    • ‘It was as dull as ditchwater compared to the East End proper.’
    • ‘One of the reasons our politicians sound dull as dishwater is our laundry list style of communication.’
    • ‘Needless to say, it undoubtedly oozes discreet layers of sub-text, but like a lot of dialogue concealing deeply-hidden meanings, it's as dull as dishwater to read or hear unless it's artfully reinterpreted.’
    • ‘You have to shape what your people are doing as a breakthrough, even if it's actually dull as dishwater.’
    • ‘The music is dull as dishwater, and you can barely notice when the song actually changes (if it does!).’
    • ‘The rest of the CD is dull as dishwater, and about as evil and terrifying.’
    • ‘My option now is to use this boredom to concentrate more on the degree, although the latest book on animal rights is as dull as ditchwater now.’
    • ‘So too in music we find relentlessly dreary conductors paid extravagant amounts for performances which are dull as dishwater.’
    • ‘Hertfordshire South West was dull as ditchwater, Bedford was fairly bland and Suffolk South was a safe seat of the most tedious kind.’
    • ‘Face it guys, anybody who gets more excited about carbon-dating than human dating has to be dull as ditchwater.’
    uninteresting, boring, tedious, tiresome, wearisome, dry, dry as dust, flat, bland, characterless, featureless, colourless, monotonous, unexciting, uninspiring, unstimulating, lacking variety, lacking variation, lacking excitement, lacking interest, unimaginative, uneventful, lifeless, soulless, insipid
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