It’s raining cats and dogs

"it's raining cats and dogs"




A: Wow, you look very wet

B: Yeah, it's raining cats and dogs outside

A: Could you go to the shop for some bread?


B: No way! it's raining cats and dogs out there!


A: Horrible weather this morning, wasn't it?

B: Yeah, it was raining cats and dogs!

What does "it's raining cats and dogs" mean?

light rain

normal rain

heavy rain


We say "it's (or it was) raining cats and dogs" when we want to describe heavy rain. It's a strange idiom, isn't it?


We usually say it like a joke to our friends and family. It doesn't really mean there are cats and dogs faling from the sky!

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