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be (a certain amount of pounds) soaking wet

To have a weight that one considers quite light. The addition of water makes things heavier, so one's weight "soaking wet" would be more than it is while one is dry. Ralph's about 100 pounds soaking wet. A strong breeze would blow him over! There's no way that boy meets the weight requirement for this rollercoaster. He's like 50 pounds soaking wet!
See also: amount, certain, of, soak, wet

be pushing (an age)

To be approaching a particular age. I was never sore after my workouts until I was pushing 40.
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pushing (some age)

Approaching a particular age. I never used to get sore after my workouts until I started pushing 40.
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weigh (a certain amount of pounds) soaking wet

To have a weight that one considers quite light. The addition of water makes things heavier, so one's weight "soaking wet" would be more than it is while one is dry. Ralph weighs about 100 pounds soaking wet. A strong breeze would blow him over! There's no way that boy meets the weight requirement for this rollercoaster. He weighs like 50 pounds soaking wet!
See also: amount, certain, of, soak, weigh, wet
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