in (one's) stocking(ed) 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!
See also: feet

stocking feet

Wearing socks or stockings, but not shoes, as in I got locked out of the house in my stocking feet. [First half of 1800s]
See also: feet, stocking

in your ˌstocking(ed) ˈfeet

(old-fashioned) wearing socks or stockings but not shoes: Our feet were too sore to put into shoes, so we walked home in our stockinged feet.
See also: feet, stocking
References in classic literature ?
He was awaked at seven by the loud ringing of a bell, and by a quarter to eight they were all dressed and hurrying downstairs in their stockinged feet to pick out their boots.