the cupboard was dry -> the cupboard was bare

spiros

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the cupboard was dry
Is this an idiom with concern to the cupboard being empty or there is such a meaning for empty?

President Obama left us no ammunition. Okay, and he left us virtually no medical and ventilators. The cupboard was dry.
https://www.mediaite.com/politics/trump-if-i-wasnt-elected-we-would-be-at-war-with-north-korea/
« Last Edit: 19 Apr, 2020, 11:38:43 by spiros »


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Right, we never speak of a cupboard being "dry."  This is just one more embarrassing lapsus memoriae from our beloved President Trump.  He's confusing the Mother Goose line "the cupboard was bare" with the 17th-century Scotch proverb "You don’t miss your water till the well runs dry."

Old Mother Hubbard
Went to the Cupboard,
To give the poor Dog a bone;
When she came there,
The Cupboard was bare,
And so the poor Dog had none.

She went to the Bakers
To buy him some Bread;
When she came back
The Dog was dead!

She went to the Undertakers
To buy him a coffin;
When she came back
The Dog was laughing.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Mother_Hubbard



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Excellent, Master; beloved, indeed! With a heart full of love and compassion for the world and the planet.


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Such a generous soul.  The world is so lucky (not just the World Health Organization).  We Americans are so proud to have him as head of state, towering above everyone in talent and selflessness.



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Indeed, I think he is a valid candidate for the post of the Dalai Lama, in case that post becomes vacant that is.


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