Freeze Over

Meaning Of Idiom ‘Freeze Over’ To freeze over, regarding a body of water like a pond or lake, means form a layer of solid ice on the surface; generally, to become covered in a layer of ice (phrasal verb). 1Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. McGraw-Hill, 2006. Examples Of Use … 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

Lovely Weather for Ducks

Also: Fine weather for ducks Nice weather for ducks Great weather for ducks Meaning Lovely weather for ducks: humorous phrase for very wet, rainy weather.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Usage “It’s been raining for two days straight. Lovely weather for ducks!” “Want to share my umbrella? … Read more

It Never Rains, But It Pours

Also: When it rains, it pours Meaning of Idiom It Never Rains, But It Pours: When things go wrong or become difficult, they tend to do so one after the other so that negative things happen to excess; when one thing goes wrong, many things go wrong. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin … Read more

Fair-Weather Friend

Used since at least the mid-1800’s, but probably originated earlier. Meaning of Idiom ‘Fair Weather Friend’ A fair-weather friend is a friend who is with you during the good times but abandons you when things go wrong. In other words, it is the kind of friend who cannot be relied upon during bad times or … Read more

Catch Your Death (You’ll)

Meaning of Idiom ‘Catch Your Death’ To catch your death is an exaggerated way of saying to catch a severe cold. The idiom can be extended to any similar illness associated with cold weather, such as flu.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Usage Most often the expression is used … Read more