a tall drink of water

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a tall drink of water

1. A tall, typically slender person. Who's that tall drink of water who just walked in?
2. A rather boring, plain, or uninteresting person. Sheesh, Sarah's new boyfriend sure is a tall drink of water, huh?
See also: drink, of, tall, water
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My good friend in the mid-1960s was a tall drink of water named Joel Schumacher.