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    #1

    metaphor"round wet to the skin"

    I've get a problem to understand these sentences.

    "Tom quarrels with John about the meeting arrangement.
    However,Tom suddenly thinks he has to seek help from John.
    He has already lost a sound reason to him by calling round wet to the skin."

    I wonder what"calling round wet to the skin" implies? Does it mean that Tom can do nothing to retrieve the situation?

    Thanks a lot!

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    Re: metaphor"round wet to the skin"

    I don't think that's a metaphor. He (John or Tom - I can't figure out the plot) calls around (ie, visits the other guys place), and he is wet to the skin. It has been raining, for example, and the water has saturated his clothes. He is wet from the outside and down to his skin. Does that fit the context?

    "He has already lost a sound reason to him..." is meaningless.

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    Re: metaphor"round wet to the skin"

    None of the text is very natural.

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