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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Raining Cats and Dogs

Idiom: Raining Cats and Dogs

Example 1:

I didn't expect this kind of weather. It's raining cats and dogs and I forgot my umbrella. Needless to say, I'm going to get soaked on my way home. Hopefully I won't catch a cold!

Example 2:

Looks like we have to reschedule the picnic. Forecasters predict really heavy rains this weekend. We won't have any fun in the park if it's raining cats and dogs!

Meaning: Raining cats and dogs is a playful expression to describe very heavy rain. This expression is usually used with "it."

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