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come up dry
To have no results or not have the desired results. How did you find that? All my Google searches came up dry. I've asked around for a babysitter, but so far I've come up dry.
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come up drybe unsuccessful. North American
1988 James Trefil The Dark Side of the Universe Attempts to see this decay with extremely sensitive experiments have so far come up dry.
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