Teacher Almira

As promised, we are sharing part 2 of weather-related idioms. Make sure to remember these expressions the next time you describe your feelings or even what you see around you.

Raining cats and dogs

If it’s raining cats and dogs, it is raining very heavily.
“It’s raining cats and dogs. I’m afraid that the power is going to go off.”

A: Shall we go out for dinner tonight?

B: Sure, but only if the weather gets better. Look outside.

A: Oh yes, it’s raining cats and dogs since this morning.

Face like thunder

Someone who has a face like thunder looks very angry.
“He had a face like a thunder when he saw his colleague hit his car.”

A: Have you seen Mr. Brown’s reaction in his class yesterday?
B: Yes I did. That was the first time I saw him with a face like thunder.

A: So do I. He looks scary when he’s angry.
B: I agree.

Under the weather

If you are under the weather, you are not feeling very well.
“Is there something wrong? You look a bit under the weather.”

A: How are you?

B: To be honest, I am a bit under the weather today.

A: That’s too bad. Why don’t you get some rest?

B: I can’t because I have a class presentation today.
A: It is terrible to feel under the weather when you have important things to do.
B: Sure it is.

A rainbow chase

 If you’re chasing a rainbow, you’re after something that is impossible to get or it doesn’t exist.

“I know that winning the lottery is just a rainbow chase.”

A: What do you want to become?
I want to become an actor, but I think I should stop chasing rainbows and get an office job.
I agree. Becoming a successful actor is really hard.