General English sayings for weather

Learning English weather idioms will improve your understanding of English. They’re used often, especially in conversations. Most native English speakers will use a few of them several times a week, just out of habit.So below some of these English weather idioms for all kinds of weather.

Weather the storm

This one can be a little confusing. When we say “weather” in English , we’re usually talking about how hot or cold it is outside, or whether it’s rainy, snowy, windy or sunny.

“Weather” can also be a verb (action word), though.

In the idiom “weather the storm,” the word “weather” means “to get through” or “to survive.” “The storm” in this phrase could be any difficult time or this idiom means to survive a difficult challenge

It’s raining cats and dogs

This means it’s raining very heavily.

This idiom may come from strange happenings around the world. For hundreds of years, people have talked about “rains of animals.” They’ve mentioned animals such as fish, frogs, birds and snakes falling from the sky like rain.

Come rain or shine

This idiom uses two opposite weather conditions—rain and sunshine—to mean “no matter what happens.”

Life isn’t all rainbows and unicorns or sunshine

Rainbows almost seem too beautiful to be real.Unicorns are a symbol of something fantastic or magical, and most people don’t believe in them. And sunshine is simply beautiful. It makes people think of pure, trouble-free happiness.When you think that someone is being too idealistic, too much of a dreamer, you can remind them that, “life isn’t all rainbows and unicorns.” In other words, there are bad things that happen.

Something in the wind

“Something in the wind” just means that there are rumors about what might happen.

Throw caution to the wind

When you make a decision to not worry about what might happen, when you don’t care what might result from your actions, you’re “throwing caution to the wind.”Because the wind blows everywhere, changing direction and speed, caution that’s been “thrown to the wind” is basically gone.People often say this when they’ve resolved to do something that might be dangerous or foolish.

Break the ice

When you first meet new people, it can be very awkward to have conversations. The “ice” is the uncomfortable feeling of being around someone you don’t know well.When you “break the ice” with someone, talking to each other becomes easier.

On thin ice

No one wants to be “on thin ice.” It’s very dangerous because thin ice could break at any moment and you could fall into freezing waters.If someone tells you that you’re “on thin ice,” it means that you’ve done or said something to anger them or put yourself in danger.

Snow on the roof

This one is a simple metaphor: A person with “snow on the roof” has white hair.The “roof,” of course, is their head.

Place in the sun

A “place in the sun” is a comfortable, pleasant situation in your life.

It’s a time when everything is going well and you’re truly enjoying your life.


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