Phrase of the week: Raining cats and dogs

Funny idiom this one. It fits today’s weather in London. Raining cats and dogs means, it is raining heavily. Origin of the phrase is uncertain. Interesting article on this can be found here:

Another idioms on heavy rain – ‘It’s raining pitchforks and hammer handles’ or ‘To pour with rain’.

In Czech language we say for example: ‘It pours like from a watering can’.

Do you know any rainy idioms?

Raining day in Clapham

Katerina Janouskova Photography – Cats and dogs raining in Clapham common

Idiom ‘Raining cats and dogs‘ se hodi k dnesnimu londynskemu pocasi. V prekladu ‘Prsi kocky a psi’ znamena, ze prsi hodne, lije…ceske lije jako z konve. Puvod teto fraze je neurcity. Zajimavy clanek naleznete (v anglictine) zde:

Dalsi idiomy vyjadrujici, ze huste prsi jsou: ‘It’s raining pitchforks and hammer handles‘ (Doslova ‘Prsi vidle a rukojete od kladivek’) nebo ‘To pour with rain‘ (doslova ‘Tece, proudi s destem’)

Znate nejake destive idiomy?

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