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    Smile We ought to prepare ourselves against/for a rainy day

    We must prepare ourselves against/for a rainy day as well as possible.


    Do both against and for fit in the above context and convey the same idea? Thanks.

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    Re: We ought to prepare ourselves against/for a rainy day

    I've only ever heard 'prepare yourself for a rainy day', never with 'against', but maybe that's British usage.

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    Smile Re: We ought to prepare ourselves against/for a rainy day

    Quote Originally Posted by Clare James View Post
    I've only ever heard 'prepare yourself for a rainy day', never with 'against', but maybe that's British usage.
    Thanks, Clare.
    Maybe we need other native speakers to confirm "against a rainy day."

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