drenched to the skin

drenched to the skin

To be completely soaked with water—usually rain—through one's clothes. Come in out of that rain! Oh, you're drenched to the skin, you'll catch cold if you aren't careful!
See also: drench, skin
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Drenched to the skin, he went home, locked himself in, opened the bureau, took out all his money and tore up two or three papers.
Drenched to the skin, he walked into the little flat where the parents of his betrothed lived, in Third Street in Vassilyevsky Island.
My traveling-carriage stopped; the horses seized; I myself in a strange country at nightfall, robbed of my money and my luggage, and drenched to the skin by the pouring rain!
For my part, I am answerable for the fate of these poor mariners, who have stood by my side in battle, and been so often drenched to the skin, along with me, by the same tempestuous surges.
"You'll get drenched to the skin; you'll catch your death!" said Peechy Prauw affectionately.
For the 2,600 Sunderland fans who made the trip - including the 1,100 hardy souls drenched to the skin on the uncovered terrace behind the goal - this game will be one of those 'I was there' moments.
Whilst often drenched to the skin, windswept and bitterly cold, these were the perfect conditions he was looking for and his prints, particularly those produced in monochrome, captured a great atmosphere.
Surely it would be better to be drenched to the skin than risk the horror of being burnt?
A clueless bunch of six, we found ourselves landing up on the doorsteps of a nameless resort in some part of Kerala, harrowed after an eight- hour drive from Bengaluru, drenched to the skin.
Our favourite ride was the World Of Chima, where you engage in battle by water cannon as you follow a circuit on a boat, getting drenched to the skin by rival vessels, waterfalls and spectators.
We could have cried - when the heavens opened and within minutes we were drenched to the skin and everything around us was soaking and slippery.
He arrived mud-spattered, exhausted and drenched to the skin, but in time to break the tie between the Delaware delegates and make the adoption of the Declaration unanimous.
The drive home to Dublin drenched to the skin after such a beating is one I'll never forget.
Some fans have paid pounds 250 to be drenched to the skin as they watch their idol.
The tents collapsed under a torrential downpour; knights and squires, grooms and horses slithered in the mud and thousands of spectators struggled home drenched to the skin. In consequence, the tournament is often dismissed as a fiasco.