Rain Idioms

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Study the power point to get to know this week’s idioms.

Step 2

Listen to the dialogue for better understanding and pronunciation.

Step 3

Read the following dialogue to see the idioms in context:

Sandra:It’s been raining cats and dogs since morning. I am bored to death sitting at home. Let’s go out.
Max:Honey, I understand you are looking for some entertainment, but we can’t allow for more expenses. We have been saving for a rainy day, remember?
Sandra:Well, I do remember that, but I think we are too hard on ourselves. When we go out, we feel better and this contributes to us having a healthy relationship…
Max:You see, it’s not only about the money. I have work to do. My papers are due in a week and I am still staring at the white screen. I should start writing, because I have to hand them in, come rain or shine.
Sandra:I always make plans for the weekends, Why do you always have to rain on my parade?
Max:Look, I am sorry you feel this way. I don’t do it on purpose. I am just trying to dig myself out of this endless pile of work. And you know that when it rains, it pours. My course is about to finish, and at work I have some deadlines to meet…
Sandra:Ok … but promise we are going to spend the next weekend together!
Max:I’ll do my best, darling!

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Rain Idioms

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