like a drowned rat

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of like a drowned rat

used to describe a person who is very wet and miserable
  • He came in from the rain looking like a drowned rat.

Word by Word Definitions

drown play drowned
  1. : to become drowned

  2. : to suffocate by submersion especially in water

  3. : to submerge especially by a rise in the water level

rat play
  1. : any of numerous rodents (Rattus and related genera) differing from the related mice especially by considerably larger size

  2. : any of various similar rodents

  3. : a contemptible person: such as

  1. : to betray, desert, or inform on one's associates

  2. : to catch or hunt rats

  3. : to work as a scab


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