12/3/18 15 English idioms related to weather (Part 2)

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  • Steal someone’s thunder

Meaning: to take attention away from someone on their special day i.e. a wedding or birthday.
Example: Look at Jenny in that dress, she really stole the bride’s thunder.

  • Save it for a rainy day

Meaning: keep something i.e. money for a time when it is needed.
Example: I earned extra money babysitting my neighbor’s kids. I’ll save it for a rainy day.

  • Take a rain check

Meaning: is used to refuse an offer in a polite way, implying that you may accept it in the future.
Example: Annie, come to the movies with us. Sorry I’ll take a rain check.

  • To be on cloud nine

Meaning: to be very happy about something
Example: When I finally got the promotion I was on cloud nine.

  • Rain on someone’s parade

Meaning: to do or say something that spoils someone’s plans or draws attention to the negative aspects of their plans.
Example: I don’t want to rain on your parade, but you can’t go to the movies on Friday, you promised you’d watch your sister, when we go out.

  • Come rain or shine

Meaning: no matter the circumstances, also whatever the weather is.
Example: I will stand by you come rain or shine, you are my best friend.

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