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    Post Raining cats and dogs.

    Besides 'raining cats and dogs'? What can we say? Do these sentences convey the meaning? Are they correct? Do you know any other?
    " It's pouring (down) (with rain)".
    "It's throwing it down.

    "The heavens opened"
    "It's lashing"
    "rain is bouncing off the ground".
    "It's pelting"
    "The rain's not taking its time"
    "It's like a monsoon out there"

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    Default Re: Raining cats and dogs.

    Quote Originally Posted by aous02 View Post
    Besides 'raining cats and dogs'? What can we say? Do these sentences convey the meaning? Are they correct? Do you know any other?
    " It's pouring (down) (with rain)".
    "It's throwing it down.

    "The heavens opened"
    "It's lashing"
    "rain is bouncing off the ground".
    "It's pelting"
    "The rain's not taking its time"
    "It's like a monsoon out there"
    Three more for you:

    It's chucking it down
    It's p***ing with rain
    Good weather for ducks

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    Post Re: Raining cats and dogs.

    Thank you.
    But are you sure whether the above sentence are all used

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    Post Re: Raining cats and dogs.

    Thank you.
    But, are you sure that the above sentences are all used

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    Default Re: Raining cats and dogs.

    Why would you think they were not?

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    Default Re: Raining cats and dogs.

    Don't use the p-one in the U.S., though. It's not used here, and people could think it a little rude.

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    Default Re: Raining cats and dogs.

    In the UK, it's common enough and wouldn't really be regarded as rude, more colloquial.

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    Default Re: Raining cats and dogs.

    Another one: 'coming down in stair-rods' - probably UK only. I've heard people say this who have never seen a stair-rod (a fitting - now obsolete*- for attaching a carpet to a staircase).

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    * At least, I haven't seen one for years, except in a very old house.

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    Default Re: Raining cats and dogs.

    And another; I heard this yesterday. It was a Scot talking, but I think I've heard it from a Sassenach as well.

    'It's hosing down.'

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