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10 Weather Idioms Used By Native Speakers

10 weather idioms native speakers use without thinking, which are actually really cool.

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1. To get wind of something

Example: ‘He shows up at pretty much any event his office gets wind of.’
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Example: ‘He shows up at pretty much any event his office gets wind of.’

2. To save up for a rainy day

Example: ‘Once those paychecks start rolling in, don't forget to save something up for a rainy day as well as your retirement!’
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Example: ‘Once those paychecks start rolling in, don't forget to save something up for a rainy day as well as your retirement!’

3. To rain cats and dogs

Example: ‘It just started raining cats and dogs, so I doesn't look like I'll be going anytime soon.’
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Example: ‘It just started raining cats and dogs, so I doesn't look like I'll be going anytime soon.’

4. Come rain or shine

Example: ‘We went to school, rain or shine, and the school didn't shut down, either.’
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Example: ‘We went to school, rain or shine, and the school didn't shut down, either.’

5. On cloud nine

Example: ‘And when it got an Oscar for visual effects, the team was on cloud nine.’
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Example: ‘And when it got an Oscar for visual effects, the team was on cloud nine.’

6. To be under the weather

Example: ‘I didn't go to the gym yesterday because I was a little under the weather.’
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Example: ‘I didn't go to the gym yesterday because I was a little under the weather.’

7. A storm in a teacup

Example: 'Don't worry about their fight; it's just a storm in a teacup.'
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Example: 'Don't worry about their fight; it's just a storm in a teacup.'

8. A rainbow chase

Example: 'They’re giving their marriage another shot, though it’s probably just a rainbow chase.'
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Example: 'They’re giving their marriage another shot, though it’s probably just a rainbow chase.'

9. To have your head in the clouds

Example: ‘He can't continue going around with his head in the clouds.’
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Example: ‘He can't continue going around with his head in the clouds.’

10. To break the ice

Example: ‘The bartender decided to break the ice and make a little conversation.’
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Example: ‘The bartender decided to break the ice and make a little conversation.’

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