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Hi! I can't catch the meaning of this sentence.
You can't find your way out of a wet bag.
Is *out of a wet bag* an idiom? What does it mean?
Thanks a lot.
This is so interesting!
I've heard the phrase "find your way out of a brown paper bag" meaning you have no sense of direction. (If you can't find the opening of big sack, what could you possibly be able to find?)
I've seen it as "couldn't [do something] [his/her/your] way out of a brown paper bag," meaning he/she/you are very bad at something.
But the "fight" and the "wet" is new for me. Funny how expressions are so similar but not the same!
In the version I know, it's not necessarily physical fighting (though it can be). For example:
A: John is in trouble now. How's he going to get out of this?
B: I don't know. John couldn't ....
Either version would fit this scenario. I suppose this is how sayings change over place and time.