dull as dishwater

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dull as dishwater (not comparable)

  1. (simile) Boring; ordinary; exceedingly dull.
    • 1932, Delos W. Lovelace, King Kong, published 1965, page 6:
      ‘My blessed Public must have a pretty girl’s face. Romance isn’t romance, adventure is as dull as dishwater...to my Public...unless, every so often, a face to sink a thousand ships, or is it saps? shows up.’
    Synonym: boring as beans

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