#IOTW: Idioms related to weather

1.  (it’s) raining cats and dogs. Meaning: it’s raining very hard


  • We can’t go now because it’s raining cats and dogs.

2.  A fair-weather friend. Meaning: a person who will only be your friend when things are going great for you


  • You’ll find out who your fair-weather friends are when you get rich and famous.

3.  Stealing my thunder. Meaning: someone takes the attention away from you


  • I can’t believe you told our parents you’re pregnant the day I told them I’m getting married. You are stealing my thunder.

4.  As right as rain. Meaning: feeling fine and healthy


  • I don’t feel sick anymore. I feel as right as rain.

5.  Have your head in the clouds. Meaning: someone who has ideas or thoughts those are not sensible or practical.


  • John has his head in the clouds if he thinks he’s going to get that promotion.

6.  Sail close to the wind. Meaning: to do something that is dangerous or only just legal or socially acceptable


  • Bruno has a reputation for sailing close to the wind with his business deals.

7.  A storm in a teacup. Meaning: a big fuss made about something of little importance


  • They had a big argument yesterday, but it was just a storm in a teacup. Everything is fine now.

8.  Shoot the breeze. Meaning: chat in a relaxed way


  • Both of us spent the entire evening just shooting the breeze.

9.  In a fog. Meaning: confused, dazed or unaware.


  • After surgery, I was in a fog until the anesthetic wore off.

10. Snowed under. Meaning: you have so much to do that you’re having trouble doing it all


  • She was so snowed under with work today that she didn’t even have time for lunch.

11. @rahmimimiEvery cloud has its silver lining. Meaning: there’s always something good after the bad things

12. @rahmimimiHave a face like a thunder. Meaning: a very angry expression of someone

13. @rahmimimi : Saving my money for rainy days. Meaning: aku menabung untuk kebutuhanku yang tak terduga di hari mendatang


Compiled and written by @fabfebby at @EnglishTips4U on Sunday, September 23, 2012





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