high and dry
adjective Date: 1750 1. being out of reach of the current or tide or out of the water 2. being in a helpless or abandoned position

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  • high and dry — {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 …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • high and dry — {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 …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • High And Dry — Pour les articles homonymes, voir High and Dry (homonymie). High and Dry Chanson par Radiohead extrait de l’album The Bends Pays Royaume Uni …   Wikipédia en Français

  • High and dry — Pour les articles homonymes, voir High and Dry (homonymie). High and Dry Chanson par Radiohead extrait de l’album The Bends Pays Royaume Uni …   Wikipédia en Français

  • High and dry — High High, a. [Compar. {Higher}; superl. {Highest}.] [OE. high, hegh, hey, heh, AS. he[ a]h, h?h; akin to OS. h?h, OFries. hag, hach, D. hoog, OHG. h?h, G. hoch, Icel. h?r, Sw. h[ o]g, Dan. h[ o]i, Goth. hauhs, and to Icel. haugr mound, G. h[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • high and dry — If you are left high and dry, you are left alone and given no help at all when you need it …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • high and dry — ► high and dry 1) stranded by the sea as it retreats. 2) without resources. Main Entry: ↑high …   English terms dictionary

  • High and Dry — Infobox Single Name = High and Dry/Planet Telex Caption = High and Dry/Planet Telex CD1 single cover Artist = Radiohead Album = The Bends A side = Planet Telex B side = Maquiladora and Planet Telex (hexidecimal mix) (CD1) Killer Cars and Planet… …   Wikipedia

  • High and Dry — Pour les articles homonymes, voir High and Dry (homonymie). High and Dry Chanson par Radiohead extrait de l’album The Bends Pays Royaume Uni Sor …   Wikipédia en Français

  • high\ and\ dry — 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… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • high and dry — mod. abandoned; unsupported. (Like a ship beached or stranded ashore.) □ He went off and left me high and dry. □ Here I sit high and dry no food, no money, no nothing …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

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