Quote by Neil Gaiman: “Youre a big one,[...] a tall drink of water, b...”
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It's Metafilter's 20th anniversary! To celebrate, scan some cats or help fund Mefi! What's the etymology of "Tall Drink of Water"? I don't know, but I've heard it used to describe men, too. I've heard it more in the context of describing men than women.
New PM! Tall drink of water Tweet. My dad always used to use the phrase "a tall drink of water" to describe someone tall and thin. Do you think it just developed because of the metaphor of looking like a tall, thin glass? Or is there more to it?