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7 Weather Idioms

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People, especially English people, love talking about the weather and there are lots of weather related idioms.

Have you come across any of these idioms before?

Read through the meanings of the idioms and then check your understanding by choosing the correct idiom for each sentence below.

Let us know how you do!


As right as rain - Feeling fine and healthy.

Take a rain check - Ask to rearrange a meeting.

Come rain or shine - no matter what the weather/situation.

On cloud nine - extremely happy.

Rain on my parade - if someone rains on your parade, they ruin your pleasure or plans.

Throw caution to the wind - forget all your commitments and do something crazy.

Steal my thunder - if someone steals your thunder, they take the attention away from you.

Choose the correct idiom for each sentence:

  • 1. I don't feel sick anymore, I feel ___!

  • 2. I'm really sorry, I don't think I can make it to the cinema tonight. Can we ___?

  • 3. I always walk to work, ___ It's good exercise.

  • 4. I don't want to work tomorrow. Let's ___ and fly to Mexico!

  • 5. Ever since I won the lottery, I feel like I'm ___!

  • 6. I can't believe you told our parents you're pregnant the day I told them I'm getting married, you're always ___.

  • 7. I was excited about the weekend but then, of course, my boss came along and ___.