("so-wee-sah") acroynm for the term "Strap On When It Seems Appropriate", a term used by the character Lisey in the Stephen King story "Lisey's Story".
To ready one's self for potential conflict; to gird one's loins.
With the whispered code-word 'SOWISA' in Bobby's ear, he readied himself for the coming fight at the bar.
by Daisy OMalley May 26, 2009
Strap On When It Seems Approprite, slang term from Stephen King's latest novel, Lisey's Story. It means to "take charge" of a situation.
Gerd Allen Cole was aiming the gun at Scott's chest, that's when I realized I was holding a shovel and sowisa'd myself enough to smack the bastard in the head.
by Variable Rush August 28, 2007

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