throwing up my socks--(basic question)

Cohen, Gerald Leonard gcohen at MST.EDU
Sat May 24 00:31:02 UTC 2008

I don't understand the literal reference behind this expression.  How does one throw up one's socks?
Gerald Cohen


Original message from Barbara Need, Fri 5/23/2008:

A friend of mine just said that she spent Wednesday "throwing up my
socks". She is about 40 and grew up in Peoria, IL. She says she
thought it was pretty common. There is one hit on Google. Does any
one else know this phrase?

Barbara Need

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