"He is a tall drink of water." ???

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  1. Florida Boy

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    This phrase was used in a recent thread about Lebron James. I have heard the expression before, but have always wondered what it meant and where it came from. It has always been used in regards to a tall person, particularly male however I have heard it refer to women as well.

    Does anybody have any idea where it started?
     
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    No, but for some reason I've always loved that expression.
     
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    I have the impression that he is a Southern expression.
     
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    That's because you are one .... lol:cool:
     
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    i have no ideal were it started, but what is more refreshing on a hot day than a tall glass of water (beer not included:smile:)
     
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    In Texas, a "tall drink of water" is a phrase meaning something that quenches your thirst - especially desirable in hot, dry Texas.

    It is meant to be an affectionate and discreet way of describing something/or/someone that is "perfect" for the one speaking.
     
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    Exactly
     
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    It started in Shawshank, don't you know we are all innocent in here?
     
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    It's an old southern expression...as a previous person said it has to do with a nice cold drink of water on a humid and hot day. :)
     
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    Well, I may not be a tall glass of water but


    I am all that and a bag of chips! lol
     
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    You got that right. :biggrin1:
     
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    For some reason, I like this thread. :wink:
     
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    LOL, loved shawshank!!
     
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