What does 'Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink' mean?
This is from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, a poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and is used to suggest that despite being surrounded by something, you cannot benefit from it.
- Category: Body and bodily functions
- Contributed By: oregongin
Idioms similar to 'Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink'
- Dip your toes in the water
- Keep your head above water
- Blood is thicker than water
- Drop into your lap
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