#IOTW: Idioms related to weather (2)

1. Rain on my parade. Meaning: someone ruins your pleasure or plans.

Example:

  • I was excited about the weekend but then, of course, my boss came along and rained on my parade.

2. A snowball’s chance. Meaning: very little chance

Example:

  • We don’t have a snowball’s chance of winning that contract.

3. (be) a breeze. Meaning: (to be) easy

Example:

  • The exam was a breeze.

4. Brass-monkey weather. Meaning: very cold weather.

Example:

  • It’s brass-monkey weather today. You’d better wrap up warm!

5. To blow hot and cold. Meaning: to keep changing your attitude.

Example:

  • I’m not sure if she likes me. She keeps blowing hot and cold.

6. Go down a storm. Meaning: something has been enjoyable or successful.

Example:

  • Last night’s party went down a storm, it was incredible.

7. Under a cloud. Meaning: thought possibly to be involved in something illegal or criminal.

Example:

  • Several people at my company have suddenly left under a cloud and are being investigated by the police.

 

Compiled and written by @fabfebby at @EnglishTips4U on Sunday, October 07, 2012

 

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