sopping, soaking » soaping

Chiefly in:   soaping wet

Classification: English

Spotted in the wild:

  • The spin cycle would not start and our laundry was soaping wet. (
  • Jacqueline Bisset, one of Cinema’s natural splendors whether she’s wearing a white evening dress composed by a poet or a soaping-wet T-shirt, plays the Joe […] (New York Times Film Reviews (1977-1978), New York Times / Arno Press., 1979, p. 69)

Is “soaking wet” already an eggcorn for “sopping wet”?

| link | entered by Lee Rudolph, 2008/09/28 |

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