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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Suds (Mrs.).
 
A facetious name for a washwoman or laundress. Of course, the allusion is to soap-suds.   1
   To be in the suds—in ill-temper. According to the song, “Ne’er a bit of comfort is upon a washing day,” all are put out of gear, and therefore out of temper.   2
 


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