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Suds (Mrs.)

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A facetious name for a washwoman or laundress. Of course, the allusion is to soap-suds.

To be in the suds—in ill-temper. According to the song, “Neʹer a bit of comfort is upon a washing day,” all are put out of gear, and therefore out of temper.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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