The initial rates are low, he said, “and then they sock it to you.”
Makeup is reapplied, lint rollers are re-rolled, and string is cut from the inside of a sock.
“[Jeff] actually had an old woman in his studio knitting a sock,” which served as the model for the sculpture, she said.
Based on his sock puppet, I expected him to be a burly bearded giant clad in plaid—basically, a Canadian Paul Bunyan.
A food court in a suburban mall seemed like a good place to meet Ed the sock.
When sock discovers his loss, Jim will be on hand to tell him where his wallet is.
At least we could never finish a sock unless Mother helped us, and then she would know.
I stole a glance at the "'ole under his eye," and saw that it was no laughing matter to "get a sock in the face from a shell."
He was bootless and a great toe protruded from a hole in the point of his sock.
Dearest Mamma,—You were no doubt surprised to see a sock arrive in Bath in solitary grandeur, unaccompanied by any sort of note.
"knitted or woven covering for the foot, short stocking," early 14c., from Old English socc "slipper, light shoe," from Latin soccus "slipper, light low-heeled shoe," probably a variant of Greek sykchos, word for a kind of shoe, perhaps from Phrygian or another Asiatic language. The Latin word was borrowed generally in West Germanic, e.g. Middle Dutch socke, Dutch sok, Old High German soc, German Socke. To knock the socks off (someone) "beat thoroughly" is recorded from 1845, American English colloquial. Teen slang sock hop is c.1950, from notion of dancing without shoes.
"a blow, a hit with the fist," 1700, from or related to sock (v.1).
1700, "to beat, hit hard, pitch into," of uncertain origin. To sock it to (someone) first recorded 1877.
"to stash (money) away as savings," 1942, American English, from the notion of hiding one's money in a sock (see sock (n.1)).
A woman news reporter or writer who specializes in sentimental or human-interest material (1912+)
A very affecting tale, esp an account of one's disabling troubles; a story that disingenuously appeals to one's charitable nature: Do not weep crocodile tears over media sob stories (1913+)