Tuesday, 6 May 2014

The weather : idioms

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 chasing rainbows? 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 lightning fast car.
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 snowed under 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.