August 24, 2009

dry run

Posted in Idioms at 9:57 pm by Feng

dry run – A trial exercise or rehearsal [dict]

On “two and a half men”, Alan was depressed after his wife Kandi deserted him. He curled up on bed, not speaking to anyone. When his son, Jake, came in, Alan mumbled that he was taking a nap. “I’m getting old, Jake,” Alan said, “Old people nap. It’s like a dry run for death.”

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