devil's beating his wife

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devil's beating his wife

  1. (Southern US) Said when it rains while the sun is shining; that is, when a sun shower occurs.
    Synonyms: devil is kissing his wife, devil is beating his wife and marrying his daughter

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  • The word devil may be capitalized, and the definite article may be included (the Devil is beating...) or omitted (devil's beating...).


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