be home and dry(redirected from were home and dry)
be home and dry
To have successfully completed something, as a project or activity. Primarily heard in UK. I just need one more source for this essay and then I'll be home and dry.
home and dry
Assuredly successful. Primarily heard in UK. I'm pretty sure I did well on that last exam, so it looks like I'm home and dry for the semester.
home and drymainly BRITISH
COMMON If you are home and dry, you have achieved victory or success, or are certain that you will achieve it. She's nine seconds up on anyone else — she has to be home and dry. There are still three weeks to election day and the Labour candidate is not yet home and dry. Note: You can also say that someone is home and hosed. His team looks home and hosed for the next round after winning 5-0 against the Czech side. Note: These expressions may refer to a long-distance runner who wins comfortably and has already washed by the time the others reach the finishing line.
home and drysuccessful in achieving your objective. chiefly British
A fuller version of this phrase, which dates from the mid 20th century, is home and dry on the pig's back .