One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
With one's clothes soaked; completely drenched.
- ‘When they travelled miles to attend Mass on a Sunday morning, often in weather conditions that had them either wet to the skin or blue with the cold when they arrived at their place of worship.’
- ‘The season also throws up stark images of pedestrians, motorists and just about everyone scurrying for cover and kids wet to the skin plying paper boats.’
- ‘He was wet through so took off most of his clothes and emptied his pockets, to let everything dry off.’
- ‘I think it was this weekend when I woke up to discover that my futon was actually damp, wet through from my sweating into it during the night.’
- ‘Then they won't be sitting in classrooms wet through and steaming.’
- ‘By the end of it we were wet to the skin and tired, but happy and all jumped out.’
- ‘Then the water was shallow enough to stand up in, and he waded in towards land, his dark wool hose streaming with water and the linen wrap about his wound wet through.’
- ‘The wool tunic and leggings on the man nearest me is wet through, his cap is flattened to his head.’
- ‘She raised her head, and a rush of air cooled the patch of skin on Alex's shoulder that had been wet through his shirt by her tears.’
- ‘There were more than 5,000 fans squeezed into the ground and most of them got wet through.’
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