Idioms related to Weather

Weather Idioms

Rain on someone’s parade

to do something that spoils someone's pleasure or plan
  • I don't mean to rain on your parade, but it's all your fault.

Take a rain check

used to refuse an offer or invitation:
  • I appreciate the invitation, but I'll have to take a rain check.
  • Can I take a rain check on that drink?

Under the weather

to feel slightly ill:
  • I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather this week.

Get wind of something

to hear about something secret or private:
  • It hadn't taken long for the press to get wind of the story.

A bolt from the blue

When something important or unusual happens suddenly or unexpectedly, it is said to be “a bolt from the blue.”
  • Today's events came like a bolt from the blue.
  • For many, this decision came like a bolt from the blue.
  • The declaration of war on France came like a bolt from the blue.

Rain or shine

no matter what the weather is:
  • He goes for a long walk every morning, rain or shine.
  • Don’t worry. We’ll be there – rain or shine.

a tempest in a teapot

a situation that people are upset or angry about it, but it is not very important:
  • I think we are making a tempest in a teapot over this matter.

A rainy day

a possible future time of need or emergency:
  • We need to save some money for a rainy day.