dry run

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dry (in the slang sense of "impotent" or "harmless") + run. First attested in print in 1941, but apparently much older in spoken English. [1]

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dry run (plural dry runs)

  1. (idiomatic) A practice; a rehearsal.
    They did a dry run of the demonstration before showing it to the CEO.

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