rain cats and dogs

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Unknown. Perhaps from Ancient Greek κατά (katá, against) and δόξα (dóksa, opinion, expectation), but see Etymology in Citations

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rain cats and dogs (third-person singular simple present rains cats and dogs, present participle raining cats and dogs, simple past and past participle rained cats and dogs)

  1. (idiomatic) To rain very heavily.

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