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    Not sure it's really soaked in <- what does this mean?

    Reading this instagram post

    https://instagram.com/p/-MU7-GnJ96/
    "Yesterday was such a surreal day & not sure it's really soaked in."


    and wondered what does "not sure it's really soaked in" mean. Does it mean if it is real?
    is it a slang or idiom?

    thanks!

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    Re: Not sure it's really soaked in <- what does this mean?

    It means she's not sure whether she's fully understood (or appreciated, processed, assimilated, integrated) all the consequences of what happened.

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    Re: Not sure it's really soaked in <- what does this mean?

    I am not a teacher.

    The meaning is clearly what Raymott says, but in BrE I've only ever heard 'to sink in', not 'to soak in'.

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    Re: Not sure it's really soaked in <- what does this mean?

    Yeah, probably that's why I can see the meaning "sink in" in the dictionary but "soak in".

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    Re: Not sure it's really soaked in <- what does this mean?

    So is it common to say it like that in the U.S.?

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    Re: Not sure it's really soaked in <- what does this mean?

    In the US, we would use "sink in".

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    Re: Not sure it's really soaked in <- what does this mean?

    Probably the person just chose the wrong word. Soak/sink are pretty close. I could see someone doing that unconsciously.

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    Re: Not sure it's really soaked in <- what does this mean?

    Social media entries are often written at speed, so such mistakes are common.

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