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all wet

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The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed the world is ruled by little else. Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist.
John Maynard Keynes
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Adjective

all wet (not comparable)
  1. (literally) Thoroughly soaked; drenched.
    • 1852, Charles Dickens, Bleak House, ch. 59,
      When I came home, I found a common-looking person, all wet and muddy.
  2. (idiomatic) Utterly incorrect; erroneous; uninformed.
    • 1965, "The Lull That Lapsed," Time, 28 May,
      The lull gave Johnson a chance to show such critics as Canada's Prime Minister Lester Pearson and Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman J. William Fulbright that they were all wet in arguing that a halt in the bombing might open the way to negotiations.

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