be all wet

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be all wet

1. Literally, to be soaked by water. I'm all wet because I got caught in that thunderstorm without an umbrella. The dryer must be broken because my clothes are all wet.
2. To be totally wrong. We need to come up with a new ad campaign because, based on these negative reactions, the old one was all wet.
See also: all, wet
References in classic literature ?
Nor was this the only remarkable circumstance about these dogs, for each of them wore a kind of little coat of some gaudy colour trimmed with tarnished spangles, and one of them had a cap upon his head, tied very carefully under his chin, which had fallen down upon his nose and completely obscured one eye; add to this, that the gaudy coats were all wet through and discoloured with rain, and that the wearers were splashed and dirty, and some idea may be formed of the unusual appearance of these new visitors to the Jolly Sandboys.
His knees were all wet and he went and changed his pants.