18 Aug 2011
TO RAIN OR NOT TO RAIN THAT'S NOT A QUESTION
more participants at Jenny Matlock's Alphabet Thursday
In the past I have been told that the UK is a country where it always rains. This is not the truth because I am the witness that in Belgium it rains more. In fact it rains at least 2 weeks per months and for the moment I even got the impression that since I am back from holidays in the UK (where it didn't rain) it rained all the time here at home. People who weren't able to go on holidays and take some sunshine have a complexion like a white cheese. In the 19th century it was very posh to be so white and women walked around with umbrellas because they didn't want to get brown.
Now everybody wants to have a healthy look which means a little brown at least.
And as it rains again for a change here are some idioms which are used with the word "rain"
- It rains cats and dogs - to rain very hard
It has been raining cats and dogs all morning, which is true, I looked at my feet I think they start to change into flippers
- A rain check - a free ticket to an event that replaces a ticket that has been cancelled because of rain or for some other reason
I received a rain check to change a bathing suit into a rain coat.
- Rain on (someone's) parade - to spoil someone's plans
I tried not to let my bad mood rain on my friends parade during her birthday because it rained.
- No matter whether it rains or the sun shines
We plan to go to the beach tomorrow rain or shine. (only in my dreams)
- Rain (something) out or rain out (something) - to spoil something by raining
Each outside activity is rained out !
In short I will give up my cat collection and collect umbrellas in the future !