like a drowned rat
Also, wet as a drowned rat. Soaking wet and utterly bedraggled, as in When she came in out of the rain she looked like a drowned rat. This simile appeared in Latin nearly 2,000 years ago, and in English about the year 1500.
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- like a bat out of hell,
- like a bump on a log,
- like a cat on hot bricks,
- like a champ,
- like a chicken with its head cut off,
- like a fish out of water,
- like a house afire,
- like a lamb to the slaughter,
- like a shot,
- like a ton of bricks
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