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tall drink of water

tall drink of water

Date: Feb 23 2006

Quote

1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

“[Amber Valetta] is a tall drink of water.”

Actor Kevin James, talking about beautiful women.

Definition

1. Definition - Study the definition.

very attractive, good-looking or handsome, usually used when talking about men

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

The expression tall drink of water is usually used when talking about handsome or attractive men. In my mind, the expression is associated with cowboy-like men or rugged-loooking men.

If you see someone attractive, you can say “Look at that tall drink of water!”, or “Hey, handsome. Aren’t you a tall drink of water!”
In the example above, actor Kevin James is saying that actress Amber Valletta is hot or very attractive. Who do you think is a tall drink of water?

Examples

1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

“A lot of women thought Johnny Cash was a tall drink of water.”

Winners

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

Taimur good look and no brain
by Taimur
teddy008 to describe woman who keep the shape and with long and sexy legs.
by teddy008
buckearn pretty beautiful
by buckearn
sherryleio This phrase is used to describe a slender, tall, desirable person. However I do not know its derivation. Btw, I think the real life lesson of this past week is quite interesting. I'd like to write down here the translation for the leet speak (W31©øm3 ßa©X! #øw a®3 ¥øµ? 7øða¥ w3\’®3 fø©µ51ñ6 øñ 1337 5þ3aX.) (Welcome back! How are you? Today we're focusing on leet speak.) I figured it out after reading the story of CompSci Major Confuses attacker with "Leet-Speak" online...So funny!!1111 (Note intentional use of "1"s instead of exclamation marks) Thanks for the GR8 JOB you guys have been doing for us so far!
by sherryleio

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Rosa Mimosa

United States

In the U.S, usually said to or describing a tall good-looking man, but can refer to a tall woman.  A common expression among southerners, or people with family from the south. Based on the concept that in the heat, a tall drink of water is very refreshing and desirable.  Not considered slang, but a compliment.  It is not "dumb", timchangbest, as it is complimentary, can be said by an older person to a younger person of the opposite sex (usually a close relative or neighbor) and is a polite way of telling someone they look good. 

11:08 AM Oct 25 2010 |

snello

snello

Saudi Arabia

good.. ..but i don’t think i’ll ever use this slang.

06:49 AM Feb 23 2006 |

vanwestland

Nigeria

please, send vanwestland2yahoo.com some hello greetings. coz, am a new student who wants to come to the els for english study, am currently in my country now[nigeria] so, am expecting ur views…..

05:05 AM Feb 23 2006 |

nico0121

China

it`s OK

04:07 AM Feb 23 2006 |

xingxingzouzou

China

new words i never meet

01:24 AM Feb 23 2006 |

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