May they all stand in a puddle and stick their tongues in a Prius charge port.
For some of New Yorkers, though, the dating pool can be a puddle—thanks to the “culture of honor.”
Actors have won Oscars for sassily stepping over a puddle in period clothing (Judi Dench in Shakespeare in Love).
“I fell flat on my back in a puddle,” says Larlarb, who found the incident more funny than ominous.
True, Ron, the driver, had a puddle of sweat on his forehead.
He cleaned his own boots a little, washed his hands in a puddle, and sang.
It's only a puddle now, but you see that stream going through it?
She backed out and stepped right into a puddle of water as deep as her ankles!
Hesitant as a cat by a puddle, she stepped down on the bridge.
Dear Henry, you see that you are not the only pebble on the beach, or toad in the puddle, of senile degeneration!
early 14c., "small pool of dirty water," frequentative or diminutive of Old English pudd "ditch," related to German pudeln "to splash in water" (cf. poodle). Originally used of pools and ponds as well.
"to dabble in water, poke in mud," mid-15c., from puddle (n.); extended sense in iron manufacture is "turn and stir (molten iron) in a furnace." Related: Puddled; puddling.