Definition of dry hole in English:

dry hole

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  • A well drilled for oil or gas but yielding none.
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    • This is a Texas oilman who seemed to drill nothing but dry holes.
    • It is very easy to drill dry holes and the only guarantee we have is that we will experience failures.
    • But Shell withdrew from exploration, because for 2 years it had drilled nothing but dry holes.

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