Weather Idioms – Idioms about Weather in English

This is a list of about the most common weather idioms in English, with meanings and examples.

Weather Idioms in English

Raining Cats and Dogs

  • Meaning: Raining very hard
  • Example: Wow! Look outside. It’s raining cats and dogs.

(To be) Full of Hot Air

  • Meaning: A person who talks a lot and says things that aren’t completely true
  • Example: He’s always talking about how he is going to find gold in the river. I don’t believe him. I think he’s full of hot air.

When It Rains It Pours

  • Meaning: Nothing happens and then everything happens
  • Example: Nobody ever visits my house and then 10 people come. When it rains, it pours.

Sunny (as an adjective)

  • Meaning: Happy or pleasant
  • Example:  The new office girl has a very sunny personality.

A Breeze

  • Meaning: Easy
  • Example: That test was a breeze.

Under The Weather

  • Meaning: Feeling bad
  • Example: Joan felt under the weather after she failed her history exam.

Cloud Nine

  • Meaning: A wonderful place or feeling
  • Example: After I got my dream job I was on cloud nine.

Weather The Storm

  • Meaning: Survive during difficult times
  • Example: Even though my father lost his job, we were able to weather the storm. Now everything is better.

All Wet

  • Meaning: Completely mistaken
  • Example: If you think I’m going to climb that rickety ladder, you’re all wet!

As Right As Rain

  • Meaning: To feel fine and healthy.
  • Example: Don’t worry about me, I’m as right as rain after my knee operation.

Fair-Weather Friend

  • Meaning: A person who is only your friend during good times or when things are going well for you but disappears when things become difficult or you have problems.
  • Example: She was a fair-weather friend because she wasn’t interested in me once I had lost my job.

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