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dull

1. (of weather) not bright or clear; cloudy
2. (of colour) lacking brilliance or brightness; sombre
3. Med (of sound elicited by percussion, esp of the chest) not resonant
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Apart from one or two, their Christmas Day programmes were as dull as dishwater.
LET'S hope she spices things up because some housemates are dull as dishwater. Get stuck in!
TRANSFER deadline day was as dull as dishwater in Scotland but CSKA Sofia livened things up in Bulgaria by making a shock swoop for Michel Platini.
Particularly as I regard Shakespeare as being as dull as dishwater, and Mervyn does dull extremely effectively.
If the first half was entertaining, the start of the second was as dull as dishwater and the game limped along at a pedestrian pace until the start of the final quarter when Cull kicked his second penalty.
A) Well I think EastEnders is as dull as dishwater, I'm not really into things like that I suppose.