(to be) raining cats and dogs

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - raining cats and dogs

"(to be) raining cats and dogs"

to be raining very hard


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - raining cats and dogs

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Do you really think we can continue golfing?

Friend 2:  Why not?

Friend 1:  It's raining cats and dogs.

Friend 2:  I suppose it has started to rain heavily.  OK.  We'll stop.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - raining cats and dogs

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  The race has been canceled due to the heavy rain.

Friend 2:  Since it's raining cats and dogs, I guess we'll just have to go home.

Friend 1:  Let's go.

(to be) raining cats and dogs - Usage:


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(to be) raining cats and dogs - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for raining cats and dogs.

(to be) raining cats and dogs - Examples:

1)  When we left it was raining cats and dogs and water everywhere.

2)  ... it was a wet night in Melbourne, a typical winter's night, raining cats and dogs, ...

3)  ... weather had set in. It was windy, choppy, reasonable swell, and raining cats and dogs

4)  Then it was raining cats and dogs and there was immense darkness over the area.

5)  Suggestion to the blazers: close the roof before the game and if it is raining cats and dogs, the pitch will be kept safe.

6)  Raining cats and dogs. It's a very rainy Monday here, ...

7)  Well you'll get soaked. It's raining cats and dogs.

8)  ... then park the car and bike/bus everywhere, except occasionally when it's raining cats and dogs or I feel like indulging.

9)  ... just get yourself soaked properly when it starts raining cats and dogs, and witness the city coming to an almost complete standstill!

10)  It seemed like it was raining cats and dogs. The trees were bending under the storm's might and their ...

11)  After the first week it started raining cats and dogs! Most of the time I was completely wet and I did ...

12)  I was stuck at my friend's place in Ameerpet as it was raining cats and dogs for more than three hours. 

13)  But something cropped up plus it was raining cats and dogs. So we had to postpone the appointment.

14)  ... meteorologists call it heavy rain. We might say "It's raining cats and dogs". A heavy shower will make you run for cover.

15)  She comes to the house even when its raining cats and dogs... and she's soaking wet.

16)  Gahhhh it's raining cats and dogs again... It was supposed to be a bright sunny Sunday morning.

17)  When it's not incredibly sunny out, it's probably raining cats and dogs. Singapore has two seasons.

18)  It was raining cats and dogs and even though we had an umbrella, we were still wet.

19)  It was raining cats and dogs. The wipers turned up max could not keep up with the ...

20)  ... day without a cloud in the sky and then all of a sudden it's raining cats and dogs. Then 15 minutes later, it's clear again and the ...