One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounthe big wet
The rainy season in any part of Australia.‘we carried out more maintenance in preparation for the big wet’
- ‘We thought their team looked more at home in the big wet.’
- ‘She was excited to move to a house where she wouldn't have to move during big wets, but was concerned about those still living in the flood zone.’
- ‘Lake Argyle has a capacity 28 times the volume of Sydney Harbour and is touched up every year by the big wet.’
- ‘The temperatures are always warm, with a six-month dry season and a long rainy season known as the big wet.’
- ‘The film The Big Wet is a striking visual record of a particular wet season in the tropical north of Australia.’
- ‘If this event were being held anywhere else, after the big wet that seems to have been rolling through Victoria for the last six months, it would be dead as a spectacle already.’
- ‘We've discovered ourselves to be a dry city largely unprepared for the big wet, something that might be worth some thought if global weather patterns really are shifting.’
- ‘Insurers took another $733 million hit from January's big wet in Queensland and NSW.’
- ‘The events of that month are described in the article entitled "The Big Wet, January 1974", under the flood menu item.’
- ‘Just as the region was recovering from February floods, rivers again burst banks, homes were under water and roads closed during the second big wet of the year.’
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