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sockeroo

[sok-uh-roo] /ˌsɒk əˈru/
noun, plural sockeroos. Slang.
1.
a notable success:
Her performance was a sockeroo.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45, Americanism; sock2 + -eroo
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socked in

adjective phrase

Plagued by adverse weather, esp by fog, heavy rain or snow, etc: You may find yourself partly socked in if you're coming down the Jersey Turnpike this morning

[1953+; probably fr the adverse weather indications given by the wind sock at early or small airports; perhaps influenced by the notion of being closed up in a sock as money is when it is socked away]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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