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a dry spell
1. A period characterized by an extended lack of rain. My plants are looking all withered thanks to this dry spell we've had recently.
2. A period characterized by a lack of activity. In casual settings, this phrase can refer to sexual activity. Because I'm going through a dry spell as a freelancer, I'm constantly worried about how I'm going to pay my bills. No, I haven't had sex since I broke up with my girlfriend, OK? I'm just going through a dry spell right now.
Rur. a period with no rain. The dry spell killed the crops. We ain't had such a long dry spell since 1988.