One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
phrasal verbNorth American
Envelop or make impassable by inhospitable weather conditions.‘the beach was socked in with fog’
- ‘The message they were getting was clear: we had been on this lollipop cruise for six weeks, got socked in with weather for a seventh, and now, finally, it was time to shut up and fly the hours.’
- ‘The coast was socked in with fog this morning, making an inland Southern California heat wave look like a mirage.’
- ‘When the weather socked in again, the infantrymen and artillerymen were ready for the German main attack that took place on Christmas Eve.’
- ‘He thought the Alaska State Troopers might fly over, but said he didn't realize at the time that everyone else in the vicinity was socked in with snow as well, preventing any possible flight.’
- ‘In June the Monterey coast weather can be sunny or socked in.’
- ‘Right now the weather is kind of socked in there at base camp so we are not able to fly.’
- ‘Don't let the field get socked in with early morning fog or a decreasing ceiling when you no longer have enough fuel to get to your divert base.’
- ‘We found out Kosovo was socked in and the weather was getting worse (go figure!’
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