look like a drowned rat

look like a drowned rat

To be soaking wet, especially due to heavy rain. You poor thing, you look like a drowned rat! The kids came home looking like a bunch of drowned rats.
See also: drown, like, look, rat

look like a drowned rat

If someone looks like a drowned rat, they are very wet, usually because they have been caught in heavy rain. I had no umbrella with me so by the time I got home, I looked like a drowned rat.
See also: drown, like, look, rat
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HE may look like a drowned rat but this furry fella is actually a born surfer, according to his owner.
When I was younger and first played senior rugby, he said when I came out of the showers I used to look like a drowned rat - and the name just stuck.