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Here are nine weather idioms. All are related to the weather but are not about the weather.  They can be used in everyday or business English.  I hope you enjoy them:)

       

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MEANING

EXAMPLE

A fair-weather friend

Someone who is a good friend only when it is convenient for him/her.

Patrick is a fair-weather friend. He never helps if you are having problems.

   

Save up for a rainy day.

To keep the money for a time when you might need it.

I can’t spend all my money now. I need to save for a rainy day.

   

Snowed under

To be very busy, usually with work-related activities.

I have no time to meet you for a coffee this week. I’m completely snowed under. Let’s meet next week instead.

   

A storm in a teacup

A lot of fuss about something small or insignificant

The boss was always making a storm in
a teacup over nothing.

   

Under the weather

Not very well/healthy

He had been feeling under the weather all winter.

   

A bolt out of the blue

Something unexpected; a big surprise

She thought she was going to be made redundant so the promotion came as a bolt out of the blue.

   

On cloud nine

To be extremely happy

She was on cloud nine now that she had got the promotion, especially as she hadn’t expected it.

   

Every cloud has a silver lining


Even in the most unpleasant situation, it is possible to find something positive

Her vacation was cancelled when the tour company went under but her company sent her on a business trip instead.

   

It never rains but it pours.

When many bad things happen at the same time

To be very busy, usually with work-related activities.

   
   
   

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