tall drink of water

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Etymology[edit]

Variant of earlier long drink of water.

Noun[edit]

tall drink of water ‎(plural tall drinks of water)

  1. (US, slang) A tall person.
    • 1922, Gerald Mygatt, “The Young Man with No Brains”, Collier’s (July 8, 1922), p. 26:
      “I say, old man,” called the tall drink of water, as he loped up the steps, ...
    • 1994 (quote set in 1947), The Shawshank Redemption:
      Red: That tall drink of water with the silver spoon up his ass.