a tall drink of water

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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He's such a sweet man - a tall drink of water who is one of the most popular readers we've ever had in the program.
Hendricks and his writing are a tall drink of water in a world where personal piety seems to overshadow a socially liberating application of the gospel and where much of the black literary fiction scene appears long on entertainment and short on substance.