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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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Useful English Expressions | Rain, Rain, Rain

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Sophie published on June 18, 2020
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