rain cats and dogs

rain cats and dogs
verb
rain heavily
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Put on your rain coat— it's pouring outside!

Syn: ↑pour, ↑pelt, ↑stream, ↑rain buckets
Derivationally related forms: ↑pelter (for: ↑pelt)
Hypernyms: ↑rain, ↑rain down
Hyponyms: ↑sheet, ↑sluice, ↑sluice down
Verb Frames:
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It is ——ing

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It was rain cats and dogsing all day long

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rain cats and dogs (informal)
To rain very heavily
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Main Entry:cat
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rain cats and dogs see under ↑cat1
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Main Entry:rain

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I
see rain
II
rain very hard
Origin:
origin uncertain; first recorded in 1738, used by Jonathan Swift, but the phrase rain dogs and polecats was used a century earlier in Richard Brome's The City Witt

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rain cats and dogs — see rain, 2
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Main Entry:cat
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rain cats and dogs — see rain, 2
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Main Entry:dog
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rain cats and dogs
informal : to rain very hard
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Main Entry:rain

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