High and dry

What does "High and dry" mean?

Today it means: Stranded

Similar to Hard and Fast, this is a nautical saying meaning that a ship is high on the beech with no water around her.

See also: Hard and fast   

By SailingQuiz November 2019   Category: Nautical Saying              



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