Rarin’ To Go

Also: Raring to go Meaning of Idiom ‘Rarin’ to Go’ To be rarin’ to go means to be very eager to begin something; extremely excited and enthusiastic about something. 1Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American Idioms Dictionary. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2008.,2Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010. Examples Of Use This idiom is usually always pronounced rarin’, instead of raring. … Read more

Raining Cats And Dogs

The idiom raining cats and dogs has been a common English expression since at least the 1800’s. Meaning of Raining Cats and Dogs We say “it’s raining cats and dogs” when there is a heavy downpour. It simply means “a heavy rain.” A synonym for raining buckets.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe … Read more

Rain Or Shine

Also: Come rain or shine Meaning of Idiom ‘Rain Or Shine’ Rain or shine can have both a more literal meaning and a figurative meaning. Literally, it means whether or not it is raining outside or the sun is shining. Figuratively, it means regardless of circumstances, whether they are good or bad. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. … Read more

Rain On Someone’s Parade

An idiom in use since around the 1900’s. Meaning of Rain on Someone’s Parade To rain on someone’s parade is to do something which diminishes their enjoyment, excitement, or enthusiasm. To spoil someone’s plans, as by delivering bad news, etc. We often tell people “don’t rain on my parade,” which means something like “don’t spoil … Read more

Rain Check

An American idiom in use since the late 1800’s. Also: Give a rain check Take a rain check Meaning of Rain Check A rain check is a promise that an offer that cannot be accepted now will be extended in the future. To take a rain check is to promise to accept the offer later, and to give a rain … Read more