Do people still say raining cats and dogs?

What can I say instead of its raining cats and dogs?

What is another word for raining cats and dogs?

raining pitchforks pouring
precipitating storming
teeming deluging
sheeting down bucketing down
beating down lashing down

Where does the saying raining cats and dogs?

The phrase is supposed to have originated in England in the 17th century. City streets were then filthy and heavy rain would occasionally carry along dead animals. Richard Brome’s The City Witt, 1652 has the line ‘It shall rain dogs and polecats’. Also, cats and dogs both have ancient associations with bad weather.

Is it raining cats and dogs cliche?

As a brief phrase that implies a lot an idiom can become a cliché if it’s used often enough, such as “it’s raining cats and dogs.” Its meaning will catch on and propel itself forward, much like any other cliché we use today.

Is raining cats and dogs old fashioned?

It still used today to indicate (extremely) heavy rain or rainfall. It is not considered old-fashioned. It is an idiomatic expression.

Is raining cats and dogs a metaphor?

The statement “It’s raining cats and dogs” is not a metaphor, which is a comparison of two unlike things. Instead, the phrase is an idiom,…

Where does the saying dirt poor come from?

Dirt poor. The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt – hence the saying “dirt poor.” The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on the floor to help keep their footing.

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