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Tuesday, 4 September 2007

AAE Q92: what to say when it is raining

Hi,

Is the idiom "It's raining cats and dogs" widely used in England or not?

Oksana


Hi,

It is difficult to say how widely used this phrase is. Personally I very very rarely use this expression and when I do, it is in an ironic way.

I believe it is more common to say:

it's pelting / chucking / pissing / tipping it down.

Hope this helps

M




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