in (one's) stocking(ed) feet(redirected from in stocking feet)
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in (one's) stocking(ed) feet
Wearing only one's socks or stockings, but not one's shoes. I had just run out to grab the newspaper, but the door locked behind me. Now I'm stuck outside in my stockinged feet!
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Wearing socks or stockings, but not shoes, as in I got locked out of the house in my stocking feet. [First half of 1800s]