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    dry as dust

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    There was nothing much to tempt my interest. Books or law, dry as dust, books of accountancy. (D.De Maurier’s “The King’s General”, chapter 9)

    dry as dust = jog-trot, uninteresting,

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V

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    Re: dry as dust

    Uninteresting, yes. What is jog-trot?

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    Re: dry as dust

    uniform, monotonous = colloquial jug-trot

    For example "an jog-trot life "

    V.

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