wet sock

wet sock

and wet rag
n. a wimp; a useless jerk. (see also rubber sock.) Don’t be such a wet sock! Stand up for your rights! Willard is a wet rag, but he’s kind and helpful.
See also: sock, wet
References in classic literature ?
Hanging over the top of the gate like a wet sock, Lord Dawlish watched her go.
The moment one starts explaining that the government is the custodian of its share that it skims off the national wealth, and can only distribute these particular funds at its discretion, a wet sock appears to be pulled over the face of whoever one tries to educate.
When the enlarged end at the bottom of a glass thermometer is covered with a small wet sock it is considered a "wet bulb.
If I am silent, I can here the soft thud of their landing, like a wet sock being tossed to the bathroom floor.
I could see the shocked look on his televised face as I whirled a wet sock full of sludge around my head and let it fly.
Just before placing bottles outside, immerse each in a bowl of cold tap water to wet sock.
What a week it's been - a bit like living in a wet sock.
It brings you back down to earth when you are hit in the face by a wet sock.
A professor at a naturopathic medicine college in Canada recently argued that pulling on a pair of chilled wet socks at night can fight off a cold.
Wet feet And while we're on the subject of feet, a modern professor at a naturopathic medicine college in Canada advocates pulling on a pair of chilled, wet socks at night.
But if you don't have time for a blow-dry, don't sweat it: Scientists had volunteers sit in meat freezers, take cold baths and walk around in wet socks in cold hallways--then they were all exposed to a respiratory virus.
b) The continued wearing of wet socks, boots and puttees.
Wet socks and dangerously low temperatures do not mix.
One of the lines sums up the video: "I'm just saying you might get sick of the wet weeks, the wet jeans, wet socks, wet funerals and wet streets and it's all getting a little harder to justify, roaring, 'We Are Your Friends' at heads you don't know in a gaff you've never been before and you never will be again, as London and Sydney swallow your mates.
We all know how it feels to slosh around in wet socks.