raining cats and dogs


raining cats and dogs
raining very hard

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • raining cats and dogs — to be raining in great amounts. It was raining cats and dogs by the time I got home …   New idioms dictionary

  • Raining cats and dogs —   When it is raining cats and dogs, it is raining very heavily …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • raining cats and dogs — Meaning Raining very heavily. Origin The phrase is supposed to have originated in england in the 17th century. City streets were then filthy and heavy rain would occasionally carry along dead animals. Richard Brome s The City Witt, 1652 has the… …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • Raining cats and dogs — raining very heavily …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • raining cats and dogs — Australian Slang raining very heavily …   English dialects glossary

  • raining cats and dogs —    No one knows what inspired this expression, but it is worth noting that in 1738, when Jonathan Swift condemned it, it was already hackneyed …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • raining cats and dogs — hail v reindeer n …   English expressions


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