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(as) dry as a bone
Completely dry. Man, it is as dry as a bone out there today—not a bit of humidity in the air And if that floor is not as dry as a bone when you're done, make sure to put up the signs—we don't need anyone slipping out here!
dry as a bone
If something is as dry as a bone, it is very dry. By the end of June the pond is as dry as a bone. Note: People also use the much more frequent adjective bone-dry to mean the same thing. Fires have destroyed more than 200,000 acres of bone-dry forests. His throat was bone dry.