The luck hasn't been on me for ages. But I still buy 5 lottery tickets each week to see any dog chance. 5 minutes ago, I checked my first lotto, BINGO.
The second, WOW.
The third, BANG!
The fourth, Jesus!
The fifth, HOLYSH*T!
When it rains, it pours. Am i right? :)
It's a wishful thinking though. 8)
I would say that hitting it big on five lottery tickets in one week is wishful thinking indeed. (No need for the article (a).)
I heard someone said 'I have 5 parties this week. When it rains, it pours.'
So I presume party is not his cup of tea. Right?
Well, When it rains, it pours can have a positive meaning as well, like the one you mentioned. :D
Let's say I'm looking for a job, and it's been two months now that I can't seem to find a job, then, all of a sudden I get four phone calls from four companies asking me to interview with them. With a smile, I'd shout,
"When it rains, it pours!" :D
In other words, when something gets started, watch out, because it's going to hit full force. That's its nature. Just like rain, right?
All the best,
I agree with you. The expression is used more frequently for bad events, but the positive use is not rare. :wink: