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    Default weather words

    I haven't got time. I'm s.....under with work;
    XZ was in f.......of tears after breaking up with him.

    What weather words fit into these sentences?
    Thanks.

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    Default Re: weather words

    The first one is "snowed under".

    The second word, I am thinking, is "flood".

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    I think it should be "floods", not "flood". I agree with the first one though.
    Last edited by waflob; 09-Dec-2011 at 10:53.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waflob View Post
    I think it should be "floods", not "flood".
    Either way, though, have you ever heard anybody say that? I haven't.

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    Default Re: weather words

    I have.

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    Default Re: weather words

    Yes, "floods of tears" is a common expression. I indicates that the person is very upset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waflob View Post
    Yes, "floods of tears" is a common expression. I indicates that the person is very upset.
    "I was in floods of tears when we broke up"? I seriously never ever heard anyone say that.

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    Default Re: weather words

    Your answers were of great help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by catbert View Post
    "I was in floods of tears when we broke up"? I seriously never ever heard anyone say that.
    I've never been to the North Pole, but I know it's damned cold there ^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by waflob View Post
    I've never been to the North Pole, but I know it's damned cold there ^^
    As much as I appreciate snark, I just don't believe this is a common expression.
    Will keep my ears open for it from now on.
    Last edited by catbert; 12-Dec-2011 at 02:41.

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