Learn English 163 Podcast If You Stay In Britain You Will Know What A Drowned Rat Looks Like
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Today’s English language lesson explains the idiom “Like a drowned rat”. At first the drowned meaning suggests something rather unpleasant. When you read this sentence for the first time, you might think this popular English idiom is talking about death. However this idioms modern everyday use in Britain has nothing to do with drowning at all. It’s more to do with getting wet through and you may have seen a lot of rain memes taking advantage of this idea.
So Let’s try a different way of thinking about what this idiom means.
Imagine that you put on your favourite pyjamas and dressing gown. Jump into a pool of freezing cold water. Climb out and stand in the pouring rain. Then after 30 minutes you were to go back inside your house and look at yourself in a mirror. That wet, shivering, soaked through reflection of you in the mirror is to look “Like a drowned rat”.
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