Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
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, insipidView synonyms
- ‘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.’
- ‘The rest of the CD is dull as dishwater, and about as evil and terrifying.’
- ‘Face it guys, anybody who gets more excited about carbon-dating than human dating has to be dull as ditchwater.’
- ‘The music is dull as dishwater, and you can barely notice when the song actually changes (if it does!).’
- ‘Hertfordshire South West was dull as ditchwater, Bedford was fairly bland and Suffolk South was a safe seat of the most tedious kind.’
- ‘It was as dull as ditchwater compared to the East End proper.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘One of the reasons our politicians sound dull as dishwater is our laundry list style of communication.’
- ‘So too in music we find relentlessly dreary conductors paid extravagant amounts for performances which are dull as dishwater.’
- ‘You have to shape what your people are doing as a breakthrough, even if it's actually dull as dishwater.’
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