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  • It's raining outside.

  • Which means...

  • It's a good time to talk about some rainy expressions.

  • So today I have to go out and run some errands.

  • And because it is raining outside, I thought this would be

  • a good time to talk to you about four different rainy English expressions.

  • The first one that I want to talk to you about is an idiom.

  • And that idiom is...

  • Now this is an idiom used to just say that it is raining outside.

  • But usually it is talking about very heavy rain.

  • When it's pouring down outside, you would say it's raining cats and dogs.

  • And right now, it's not really raining cats and dogs, but

  • it is kind of raining sideways, which kind of sucks.

  • Boy sure is raining cats and dogs.

  • When it's raining cats and dogs outside, and the rain...

  • Is that aright. Just...raining cats and dogs there. I just soon not go back in it.

  • Coming down like cats and dogs.

  • The next rainy expression is...

  • And this just means to say or do something that ruins somebody's plans.

  • So for example, maybe you are very excited about seeing a movie and then

  • your friend, who has seen the movie, tells you it's really bad.

  • And now you're just not as excited about it because your friend rained on your parade.

  • So, it's not good to rain on somebody's parade.

  • Try not to do it.

  • Hey, don't rain on my parade.

  • Junior, nobody's raining on your parade. I'm just keeping an eye on her for a while.

  • Don't rain on my parade, okay. Because I'm living my dream.

  • Hate to rain on your parade pal, but we thought we'd even the odds.

  • Hey man, I don't want to rain on your parade but we're not going to last 17 hours.

  • The next one that I want to tell you about is an expression.

  • And that expression is...

  • And this just means that when something happens, it is

  • immediately followed by something else.

  • And usually it's talking about something bad or negative.

  • So for example, say that you get into a car accident.

  • And then right after that you learn that your home was broken into.

  • And those are two bad things.

  • And you could say, "You know. When it rains it pours."

  • And it can also be used to talk about things that are positive as well.

  • When two things happen one right after the other.

  • When it rains it pours.

  • When it rains it pours. Let's get you cleaned up and home.

  • When it rains it pours.

  • When it rains it pours, huh.

  • When it rains it pours.

  • The final rainy expression is...

  • And this just means to keep something, usually something of value.

  • And that's usually money.

  • And you are saving it for a time when it is

  • really, really, really...absolutely needed.

  • And you must have it. You save it for a rainy day.

  • So set some aside. Save it for a rainy day.

  • I was...I was going to save this for a rainy day.

  • Jesus! My mom taught me to save for rainy day.

  • Save it for a rainy day.

  • So there you have it. Those are four English expressions that have to do with the rain.

  • So now, we'd like to hear from you.

  • And in the comments, let us know what you like to do when it is raining outside.

  • Usually I like to stay in and watch some movies.

  • But today I had to go out and get a few things from the grocery store.

  • So, let us know what you like to do. We love hearing from you guys.

  • Thanks for watching, and we'll see you next time.

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    Sophie posted on 2020/06/18
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