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    to come to the rescue/ soaked to the bone

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to give me your considered opinion concerning the interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    “Come, come, please be comfortable,” I tried unsuccessfully to push myself to the side of the bus and then held the umbrella over her head in such a manner that most of the leaking holes were on my side and she was comparatively safe from the dripping.

    “How can I ever thank you?” she said in a genuinely grateful tone. “If you hadn’t come to the rescue I would have been soaked to the bone.”

    to come to the rescue = to come to the assistance

    soaked to the bone = drenched


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    Re: to come to the rescue/ soaked to the bone

    Correct on both accounts.

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