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    Default It's raining chickens.

    Hi!
    - It's raining chickens.
    What does raining chickens mean, please?

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    Default Re: It's raining chickens.

    Where did you see this? It's not an idiom that I have come across.

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    Default Re: It's raining chickens.

    It's a new idiom to me too (BrE).

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    Default Re: It's raining chickens.

    Quote Originally Posted by hoangkha View Post
    Hi!
    - It's raining chickens.
    What does raining chickens mean, please?
    I have never seen/heard the expression as such, but if it refers to very heavy rain, at least in the U.S. you might hear "It's raining cats and dogs".

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    Default Re: It's raining chickens.

    We say raining cats and dogs in BrE too.

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    Default Re: It's raining chickens.

    I have seen it here.
    Google

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    Default Re: It's raining chickens.

    Search more exactly- "raining chickens" and you will see that the entries range from computer games to poetry, articles about bird flu and sales of chickens in supermarkets. Unless chickens actually fall in rain the way some animals like frogs sometimes do, it doesn't really mean very much and certainly isn't a standard idiom.

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