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    Idioms

    1. They fight like cats and dogs over cats and dogs on a day rainning cats and dogs.

    2. They fight like cats and dogs over cats and dogs on a day it rains cats and dogs.

    Are both grammatically correct?
    If yes, which one is a better expression?

    Thanks.

    BMO

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    The first would be better in the past tense, thus: "They fought like cats and dogs over cats and dogs on a day when it was raining cats and dogs."

    You could also say: "They fight like cats and dogs over cats and dogs on days when it rains cats and dogs."

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    Dog days

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    • Sam: It's raining cats and dogs.
      Al: Yeah, I know. I just stepped into a poodle.


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    You must have felt as sick as a dog.

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