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A fishing term to indicate zero success - meaning no fish are biting the lures, so one is just out there dragging lures through the water to wash them off. The term can be applied to other areas of life.
Chuck: "Hey Mike, how were your proposals to change those operational procedures in the distribution center received?
Mike: No one responded at all, so I guess I was just washing lures..."
by clemence55 June 28, 2009
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