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Tuesday, 6 May 2014
The weather : idioms
1. raining cats and dogs
- pouring, raining very heavily
- They didn’t go to the theme park because it was
raining cats and dogs
almost all day.
2. face like thunder
- being clearly very angry or upset
- She didn’t say anything but her
face was like thunder
; she slammed the door as she left, and we haven’t seen her ever since.
3. storm in a teacup
- exaggerating a problem, anger or worry about something unimportant
- Their debate was only a
storm in a teacup
– actually neither of them took the problem too serious.
4. chase rainbows
- waste time trying to achieve something impossible
- Can’t you see you’re only
? There’s no way to get this girl marry you.
5. lightning fast
- extremely fast
- The robbery lasted only a minute, and then the robbers disappeared in a
6. head in the clouds
- having unrealistic or impractical ideas, daydreaming
- Is your sister in love? I see her walking around all day with her
head in the clouds.
7. snowed under
- having too much to do
- I’d love to help you, but I’m completely
at the moment.
8. under the weather
- ill, sick, feeling unwell, sad or lacking energy
- Do you mind if I stay out of work today? I’m feeling
under the weather
, I may have the flu.
Eva Rodríguez Legaz
Tuesday, May 06, 2014