But given how deeply we'll be hosed if it doesn't, we should probably start thinking about some contingency plans, just in case.
Detainees were hosed down while shackled naked, and placed in rooms with temperatures as low as 59 degrees Fahrenheit.
Some of us even had on our rain coats because we knew that we were going to be hosed down by the water hoses.
And the front porch has to be hosed off for Sunday; never mind the neighbors until my work's finished, son.
Well, they've hosed the place out; that's as much as can be expected, I suppose.
I stood before him, ashamed yet glad, hosed and doubleted like a boy, in the Summer Pavilion.
late Old English, hosa "covering for the leg," from Proto-Germanic *husan (cf. Old Saxon, Old Norse hosa, Middle High German hose "covering for the leg," German Hose "trousers"), literally "covering," from PIE *(s)keu- "to cover, conceal" (see hide (n.1)). Old French hose, Old Spanish huesa are of Germanic origin. Sense of "flexible rubber tube for liquid" is first attested late 15c.
c.1300, "to furnish with stockings," from hose (n.). Meaning "to water down with a hose" is from 1889. Related: Hosed; hosing.
Being in a bad spot or unfortunate situation; screwed: hosed on the shipping cost
[origin uncertain; perhaps fr a rare but found hose, ''penis,'' whereupon the term would be analogous to diddle, fuck, screw, shaft, etc]
A somewhat humorous variant of "down", used primarily by Unix hackers. "Hosed" implies a condition thought to be relatively easy to reverse. It is also widely used of people in the mainstream sense of "in an extremely unfortunate situation". The term was popularised by fighter pilots refering to being hosed by machine gun fire (date?). Usage in hackerdom dates back to CMU in the 1970s or earlier.
"Acronyms and Abbreviations" from UCC, Ireland (http://ucc.ie/cgi-bin/acronym) expands it as "Hardware Or Software Error Detected", though this is probably a back-formation.
The Jargon File version 4.1.4 1999-06-17 says that it was probably derived from the Canadian slang "hoser" (meaning "a man, esp. one who works at a job that uses physical rather than mental skills and whose habits are slightly offensive but amusing").
One correspondant speculates about an allusion to a hose-like body part.
Once upon a time, a Cray that had been experiencing periodic difficulties crashed, and it was announced to have been hosed. It was discovered that the crash was due to the disconnection of some coolant hoses. The problem was corrected, and users were then assured that everything was OK because the system had been rehosed. See also dehose.
See also: hose.
(Dan. 3:21), a tunic or undergarment.