you don t miss the water till the well runs dry Idiom, Proverb
Air your dirty laundry in public
If you air your dirty laundry in public, you reveal aspects of your private life that should really remain private, by telling a secret, arguing in public, etc.
all and sundry
Idiom(s): all and sundry
everyone; one and all. (Folksy. Fixed order.) • Cold drinks were served to all and sundry. • All and sundry came to the village fair.
be home and dry
succeed at something and not expect any further problems: "I'm glad we've got that new client. We're home and dry now."
Before the ink is dry
If people make an agreement or contract and then the situation changes very quickly, it changes before the ink is dry.
very dry, as dry as an old bone Someone had drained the pool. It was bone dry.
adj. phr. Decided or expected beforehand; following the same old line; doing the usual thing. The decision of the judge was cut-and-dried.The ways of the king's court were cut-and-dried.People at the convention heard many cut-and-dried speeches.
personal problems, mistakes, scandals I don't want the public to see my dirty laundry - my worst moves.
Don't wash your dirty laundry in public
(UK) People, especially couples, who argue in front of others or involve others in their personal problems and crises, are said to be washing their dirty laundry in public; making public things that are best left private. (In American English, 'don't air your dirty laundry in public' is used.)
adj. phr., informal Experienced; knowing how to do something. Usually used in the negative. John had just started working for the company, and was not dry behind the ears yet. Compare: KNOW ONE'S WAY AROUND. Antonym: WET BEHIND THE EARS.
（cause to）become dry变干；弄干 Dry yourself off thoroughly after swimming，or you might catch cold．游泳之后要把身体擦干，否则可能感冒。
stop using alcohol, on the wagon She's drying out at a treatment centre. It's a four-week program.
v. phr. To cure an alcoholic. A longtime alcoholic. Uncle Steve is now in the hospital getting dried out.
complete rehearsal, walk through Let's do a dry run of our play so I can add the background music.
dry sb out
Idiom(s): dry sb out
to help a drunk person get sober. • We had to call the doctor to help dry Mr. Franklin out. • It takes time to dry out someone who has been drinking for a week.
If something or someone is having a dry spell, they aren't being as successful as they normally are.
stop talking, be quiet I wish he'd dry up. He talks too much.
v. 1. To become dry. The reservoir dried up during the four-month drought. 2. To disappear or vanish as if by evaporating. The Senator's influence dried up when he was voted out of office. 3. slang To stop talking. Often used as a command. "Dry up!" Tony said angrily when his friend told him for the third time that he had made a mistake in his theme. Synonym: SHUT UP1.
Hang out to dry
If you hang someone out to dry, you abandon them when they are in trouble.
hang you out to dry
defeat you, convict you, throw the book at If you're caught shoplifting, they'll hang you out to dry.
high and dry
stranded, out of the current of events They left him high and dry when they moved the company to Europe.
high and dry|dry|high
adv. or adj. phr. 1. Up above the water; beyond the reach of splashing or waves. Mary was afraid she had left her towel where the tide would reach it, but she found it high and dry.When the tide went out the boat was high and dry. 2. Without anyone to help; alone and with no help. When the time came to put up the decorations, Mary was left high and dry.At first the other boys helped, but when the work got hard. Bob found himself high and dry. Compare: LEAVE IN THE LURCH, OUT IN THE COLD.
keep one's powder dry
keep one's powder dry Stay alert, be careful, as in Go ahead and take on the opposition, but keep your powder dry. This colloquial expression, which originally alluded to keeping gunpowder dry so that it would ignite, has been used figuratively since the 1800s but today is less common than take care.
Keep your powder dry
If you keep your powder dry, you act cautiously so as not to damage your chances.
to leave someone unsupported and unable to maneuver; to leave someone helpless.(Informal.) • All my workers quit and left me high and dry. • All the children ran away and left Billy high and dry to take the blame for the broken window.
not dry behind the ears
Idiom(s): wet behind the ears AND not dry behind the ears
Theme: AGE - YOUTH
young and inexperienced. •John's too young to take on a job like this! He's still wet behind the ears! • He may be wet behind the ears, but he's well trained and totally competent. • Tom is going into business by himself? Why, he's hardly dry behind the ears. • That kid isn't dry behind the ears. He'll go broke in a month.
various and sundry Of different kinds, miscellaneous, as in Various and sundry items did not sell, so they'll probably hold another auction. This expression is a redundancy, the two adjectives meaning just about the same thing.
Watching paint dry
If something is like watching paint dry, it is really boring.
well's run dry, the
well's run dry, the A supply or resource has been exhausted, as in There's no more principal left; the well's run dry, or There's not another novel in her; the well's run dry. This expression likens an underground water source to other plentiful sources. Benjamin Franklin used it in Poor Richard's Almanack (1757).
you don't miss the water till the well runs dry
you do not appreciate some things until they go away or become extinct Now we have only memories of of our song birds. You don't miss the water till the well runs dry.