like a drowned rat
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
: any of numerous rodents (Rattus and related genera) differing from the related mice especially by considerably larger size
: any of various similar rodents
: a contemptible person: such as
: to catch or hunt rats
: to work as a scab
: to give (hair) the effect of greater quantity (as by use of a rat)
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