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#IOTW: Idioms related to weather (3)

1. Chase rainbows. Meaning: Someone who tries to do something that they will never achieve.


  • My friends told me to quit chasing rainbows when I started my new business.

2. In a fog. Meaning: confused, dazed or not aware.


  • She was in a fog for several days after the accident.

3. Shoot the breeze. Meaning: to have a relaxed conversation without any purpose.


  • It’s always a pleasure to shoot the breeze with Amy. We’re connected in many ways.

4. Face like thunder. Meaning: very angry or upset about something.


  • I don’t know what was happening, I just saw Mr. Will was leaving the room with his face like thunder.

5. Fair-weather friend. Meaning: someone who is only your friend during good times but disappears when things become difficult.


  • I wish I knew that she was a fair-weather friend. She left me as soon as I lost my job.

6. Storm in a teacup. Meaning: someone who makes a small problem larger than it really is.


  • My sisters are always arguing about something, it’s just a storm in a teacup.

7. Snowed under. Meaning: having to much to do that you are having trouble doing it all.


  • I’d love to help you, but I’m completely snowed under at the moment.

8. Take a rain check. Meaning: to politely refuse an offer, with the implication that one may accept it at a later date.

Example:Thank you for your dinner invitation. Mind if I take a rain check to that?


Compiled and written by @AnienditaR at @EnglishTips4u on Saturday, June 18, 2016





#EngVocab: Summer Time Common Vocabularies

Happy Tuesday fellas :) To those celebrating, hope your Eid Mubarak or Idul Fitri celebration went well

Right now some parts of the world are enjoying summer (Ind: musim panas)…

Ever wonder what kind of #EngVocab are commonly used or related to it?

Here are some words that are related to it :) (Some will be more than one #EngVocab)

  1. Beach (Ind: pantai) – it’s a number one destination for those who want to enjoy summer
  2. Sandals (Ind: sandal/sepatu sandal) – you can’t really wear it on a winter time, so when summer comes everyone is wearing it
  3. Good Weather (Ind: cuaca yang bagus) – a phrase you would use when a lot of sunshine is around you
  4. Scorching (Ind: terik) – extremely hot weather occasionally happens
  5. Boiling Hot (Ind: mendidih panas) – describes a very hot day
  6. Warm (Ind: hangat) – when it is a bit cold, a little sunshine would make it warm
  7. Sightseeing (Ind: tamasya) – when the summer has good weather, sightseeing would takes place most of the time
  8. Clear Up (Ind: semakin terang) – usually used when the clouds were breaking up and more sunshine comes in, it becomes brighter!

That’s it for today’s #EngVocab fellas :) Have a great Tuesday

Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4u on July 29, 2014





#EngPic: London Weather Forecast Reading

Happy Saturday fellas! Heard Bali is really hot, but London got its winter keep kickin in! Either way, hope your Saturday is well :)

Speaking of the weather… I am going to do an #EngPic on London weather :)

Before I share the #EngPic, it’s best to read the previous session about weather I did https://englishtips4u.com/2013/10/23/engtrivia-enggame-words-names-and-conditions-of-weather/ … :)

If you have read it, look at this picture….


Pay attention to the time, images of the weather and the temperature only

I am going to give you several questions based on the #EngPic for you to answer now, best answers as usual get RT :)


Q1. On 09 Nov 2013, what’s the weather image telling you at 15:00?

Q2. Can you summarise what the weekend weather is?

Q3. Between the weekend, which day is better and why?

You can answer it with your own words or using the #EngVocab #EngGame discussed previously on weather conditions

I will give you approximately 1 hour to answer and looking forward to your answers as this is for practising after all :)

Tips: try answering them in a sentence instead of only one word and don’t worry about your grammar, this is not a test :)





A1. For sure that 15:00 weather image is “@celinetnz: Cloudy” and it seems to have a chance of this as well “@naufalrizkisep: I think it is drizzle.” This weather image like this in London is pretty common to be found and the sun appearing is known to be the “sunny spell”.

And yes “@MeyMaiaMey: The weather on 9 nov 13 at 15.00 not too good. I mean ‘Rainy'”

A2. “@detya_sukkie: it’s horrible. heavy rainy comes almost all weeks.” Well I wouldn’t agree completely if you look at the #EngPic

@naufalrizkisep: It’s relative cloudy in the weekend. Saturday has a probability that it will rain at 12:00 until 15:00.”

A3. “@Electroboyzz: sunday is better. Because all the time has a good weather. It’s good for you if you have a vacation or something fun outside”

It’s getting quite late so I think it’s best to finish our session here then :) Thank you for all the participation, hope this #EngPic session has been useful :)

Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4U on November 9, 2013

Source of Picture: UK Weather Forecast App

#EngTrivia #EngGame: Words, Names and Conditions of Weather

Afternoon dear fellas :) how’s your Saturday going?

Seems we are all having a mix day , eh? But no fear… we will have an exciting session which I hope you all will contribute in :)

By the way, what’s the weather like today in Indonesia?

Is it rainy? Windy? Sunny? Are you familiar with these words? What words are they?

@yadiiapry: So HOT.”

@cath_mw: cloudy.”

Can you mention the seasons that existed around the globe? Come share with us what you know in today’s #EngTrivia :)

Here is a clue: There are 4 seasons that are known to the world, can you guess them?

If you think there are more, mention us :D I am waiting for your answers and you might get an RT :)

So, the words I was stating before like rainy, windy are words or could also be

@amusukadiwija: Names of weather”

Or also can be

@CHRISTIANATAA: the weather condition”

Aaaand the four seasons areee

@yuukiiikoo: spring summer fall winter”

Or it could be also

@fauzixazhari: Spring, Autumn, Winter, and Summer.”

Haha this one is exceptional

@masyoza: spring, summer, autumn, winter.. and durian season :p”

In tropical climate of course.. “@Anindyasd: there are more tropical seasons; dry and wet season :D”

Tropical climate usually existed in countries across the equator like Indonesia

Here’s another question: do you think UK (North) and Australia (South) are now facing the same season?

@ditahersiyanti: I think not, bcs UK & AUS are located on the different side of earth, …”

@ditahersiyanti: UK is in the north & AUS is in the south, so faaar ._.”

@kinansahusainy: nope! UK is now facing the fall and I think Aussie is facing spring rn :)

Yes, interestingly even though there are 4 seasons in the UK and Australia, but they are not facing the same one at the same time

By the way… anyone knows what’s the difference between fall and autumn? Or are they the same? Share your opinion :)

@amusukadiwija: yes, autumn is used in British English, and fall is used in US English. Both autumn and fall have same meaning.”

@Anindyasd: Fall usually refers to what is happening in nature” this is also mentioned in “History of English in 10 Minutes”

Wow.. “@vioUul: they’re d same. Autumn’s commonly used in UK, while fall’s common for US. My friend’s baby named Autumn Brittannia ”

Wow you all have done so well in contributing the #EngTrivia :) Are you up for more questions? But this time in #EngGame form :)

The #EngGame would be guessing a weather related word in English or Indonesian depending on what I will be giving, anyone up for it? :)

So if I say Summer you have to state the Indonesian and if I say Salju you have to state the English word, okay fellas?

Best answers get RT! Ready, set, go!


1. Dingin

2. Winter

3. Fall/Autumn

4. Panas

5. Warm breeze

6. Windy

7. Sunny

8. Musim hujan

9. Sunny spell

10. Snow storm

11. Musim panas

12. Spring

13. Typhoon

14. Thunder Storm

15. Blizzard

16. Heatwave

17. Banjir

18. Gerimis

19. Hujan deras

20. Mendung

There you go fellas! Looking forward to your answers! Best answers get RT! See you in 20 minutes! :)





Wow great answers fellas! Will post the best answers now :) Here we go!

A1. Dingin is “@yuninaCARina: Cold”

A2. Winter is “@adeliameiditta: Musim dingin”

A3. Fall/Autumn is “@afifahandryn: Musim gugur”

A4. Panas is “@yoitsratna: Hot ”

A5. Warm breeze could be “@yuninaCARina: Sepoi sepoi” or “@n1nav: Angin (yang) hangat”

A6. Windy is “@addicTea: Berangin”

A7. Sunny is “@yuninaCARina: Cerah”

A8. Musim hujan is “@rullyyy : rainy season”

A9. Sunny spell is “@Kibaldinata: Kadang cerah, kadang ujan” or can be said “(ada) kemungkinan terang (disela-sela hujan/mendung)”

A10. Snow storm is “@morends: Badai salju. ”

A11. Musim panas is “@Mastinxian: Summer”

A12. Spring is “@masyoza: musim semi”

A13. Typhoon is “@amusukadiwija: Angin puyuh/topan”

A14. Thunder storm is”@MasRafa: Badai petir” or can be “badai (hujan) disertai petir”

A15. Blizzard is “@n1nav: Badai salju parahh” as it is a severe snow storm

A16. Heatwave is “@elisabet_hth: Panas terik” also can be “@masyoza: gelombang hawa panas”

A17. Banjir is “@LeeFirly: Flood

A18. Gerimis is “@fairandaS: Drizzle ”

A18. Also can be “@Alvando40: Light rain ”

A19. Hujan deras can be “@artyindart: Heavy rain ”

A19. Also “@Ara_Agnia: pouring rain”, this term is used a lot like: “It’s pouring outside.” = “Hujannya deras diluar.”

A19. Or use the idiom “@Electroboyzz: Raining cats and dogs”

A20. Mendung is “@IchsanBanjo: Cloudy” or Re: @anindittaaa mendung = gloomy bisa juga :) karena gloomy dan cloudy tidak ada bedanya namun gloomy cenderung ke keadaan sedangkan cloudy lebih ke jenis cuacanya

Well done fellas! You have all have done so great! Sorry i couldn’t RT all of you


No Winter in Australia?

@Farhanzii: But there’s no winter in Australia” <- Really? How so?

@karlinakuning: yaps, because it is in the tropical climate area :)” <- But those in the South Australia do have winter if I am not mistaken

@SimplyCheecky: sorry to jump in, but Australia does have winter, especially if you live in the southern part of Australia.”

So there is winter in Australia “@mdptyo: no winter in Australia? oh really? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_of_Australia#Snow … pic.twitter.com/vH41CLX9n7

@Farhanzii: Actually there’s a place in south-east australia. That have a winter. Especially south hemshire”


Hope it has made your Saturday fun and enjoyed this #EngTrivia #EngGame on weather words :) Hope it has been useful!


Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4U on September 14, 2013


#IOTW: Idioms related to weather (2)

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


  • 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


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

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


  • The exam was a breeze.

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


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

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


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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





#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