Meaning of as dry as a Pommy's towel in English:

as dry as a Pommy's towel

phrase

humorous Australian, New Zealand
  • 1Extremely thirsty.

    ‘let's get a cold drink, I'm as dry as a Pommy's towel’
    • ‘He might feel like going out for a drink, because he's as dry as a Pommy's towel.’
    • ‘Entering a London pub, Barry exclaimed that he was 'as dry as a Pommy's towel'.’
    • ‘"I'm dry as a pommy's towel. A tinny would start the day nicely, thank you."’
    • ‘Anyhoo, being that I was as dry as a pommy's towel, I didn't put up a great deal of resistance at ebing dragged into the pub.’
    • ‘Thanks for the beer, mate. I was as dry as a pommie's towel.’
  • 2Extremely dry.

    ‘this is high plains territory, almost all of it is as dry as a Pommy's towel’
    ‘my plonk is dry as a Pommy's towel’
    • ‘"Driest state in the driest continent, this is," says Dave. "Dry as a Pommy's towel."’
    • ‘I won’t break a sweat about it. I’ll be as dry as a pommy’s towel!’
    • ‘The sun was high before he reached Adelaide River and his tongue was as dry as a Pommie's towel.’
    • ‘He gasped; he was stranded in a desert as dry as a pommie's towel.’
    • ‘It was stinking hot and as dry as a pommie's towel.’