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soak

1. verb, slang To charge (someone) far more for something than is fair or appropriate. Local shops have recently begun soaking customers for normally inexpensive items as supplies to the region continue being constrained. Because we didn't have a reservation during the busy festival, we got completely soaked when we went to book a room in one of the local hotels.
2. verb, dated slang To drink alcohol excessively, especially with the intention of getting drunk. We had been soaking all day long, so we were in no condition to drive anywhere that evening.
3. noun, slang A drunkard or alcoholic. Used especially in the phrase "old soak." My old man was nothing but an old soak. We'd have been better off without him. You need to get a handle on your drinking, son. You don't want to wind up an old soak with liver problems later in life, do you?
4. noun, slang A wild or extended drinking session. Tom found himself the recipient of $150, so we all hit the bars for a proper soak. He must have been on a soak, judging by his slurred speech and unsteady stance.

soaked

1. slang Very drunk. This is the fourth night in a row you've come home soaked. I think you have a drinking problem! I enjoy having a beer or two with my friends, but I've never liked getting totally soaked.
2. slang Charged an excessive or inordinate amount of money (for something). I remember when there was a dairy shortage a number of years ago, and we all got soaked for the simplest things, like a gallon of milk or a block of cheddar cheese. My dad is a shrewd haggler, so I always bring him with me when I'm making a large purchase so I know I'm not getting soaked.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

soak

1. in. to drink heavily; to get drunk. (see also soaked.) The two old ladies put on their coats and went out to soak.
2. n. a drinking bout. Both guys declined to go out and stayed home and enjoyed a soak in front of the TV.
3. n. a drunkard. Some old soak lay moaning in the gutter.
4. tv. to overcharge someone; to extort money from someone. They soaked me for twenty dollars for the parts, but at least it runs now.

soaked

mod. alcohol intoxicated. All the guys came home soaked.
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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