long drink of water

long drink of water

1. A tall, typically slender person. Who's that long drink of water who just walked into the bar? You're a long drink of water, aren't you? What are you, six-foot-five?
2. A rather boring, plain, or uninteresting person. Sarah's new boyfriend sure is a long drink of water, huh? He barely said a word all night.
See also: drink, long, of, water

long drink of water

A very tall person. “Look at that basketball player—what a long drink of water!” The image is the distance that water would travel down the throat of someone of great height.
See also: drink, long, of, water
References in classic literature ?
Daylight awoke with the familiar parched mouth and lips and throat, took a long drink of water from the pitcher beside his bed, and gathered up the train of thought where he had left it the night before.
It really felt like it gave my complexion a long drink of water and added some great glow straight away.
Then she takes a long drink of water, after which she licks her bowl, then takes another drink.
He asked the judge for a break and took a long drink of water before continuing to read.
takes a long drink of water on Thursday during a break from helping put down asphalt on Cal Young Road.
On her return she takes a long drink of water. The government recommends eight glasses of water a day.
Frey and his colleagues found that after a sunny day with low humidity, more butterflies visited the dewy meadow than usual, some of them increasing their body weight by 7 percent with a long drink of water. However, Frey also noticed that after a day when the colony he was tracking had been particularly busy mating, the percentage of males going out for a drink rose.
It's a small, inconsequential film with all the drama and interest of a long drink of water.
The Chancellor took a further long drink of water and poured himself another glass as he steadied himself to launch into his first Budget.
But last month, the city struck a deal with the water district that signaled a new era of cooperation between the once-feuding governments, and a long drink of water that could quench the city's thirst until it finishes a current well-drilling project this fall.
He's built like a long drink of water and has an uncanny knack of growing each time his clothes go into the wash.