Phrasal Verbs with 'Sponge'

Sponge down

Clean something with a sponge

Example: I'll SPONGE it DOWN before putting it away.

Sponge off

Accept free food and support without any shame or qualms

Example: Let’s go to New York, we can always SPONGE OFF my brother there.

Sponge on

Accept or get money without doing any work

Example: A lot of people are SPONGING ON the state by claiming benefits they're not entitled to.