Definition of like a drowned rat in US English:

like a drowned rat

phrase

  • Extremely wet and bedraggled.

    ‘she arrived at the church looking like a drowned rat’
    • ‘I headed home sitting on the underground train like a drowned rat.’
    • ‘She came up, looking like a drowned rat, gasping.’
    • ‘Ash looked at him and said: ‘You look like a drowned rat.’’
    • ‘None other than Taylor is standing in the hall, drenched and looking like a drowned rat.’
    • ‘He looked like a drowned rat, but he looked so beautiful to me.’
    • ‘I got out of the water as quickly as I could, like a drowned rat and very cold.’
    • ‘Now I'm going to arrive for my first day of school looking like a drowned rat.’
    • ‘Well, your son came to my rescue when I appeared on his doorstep looking like a drowned rat.’
    • ‘There was no wash basin in the room, no change of clothes and little I could have done with my shaggy hair even if I had the aid of a mirror, so I was forced to descend the stairs looking as much like a drowned rat as I had the day before.’
    • ‘She'd insisted on it when it started raining at dinner, saying she couldn't possibly make it back to her cottage without ending up like a drowned rat.’
    drenched, soaked, soaked to the skin, like a drowned rat, wet through, soaked through, sodden, soggy, waterlogged, saturated, sopping, sopping wet, dripping, dripping wet, wringing, wringing wet, streaming
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