ploure a bots i barrals

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ploure a bots i barrals (first-person singular present ploc a bots i barrals, first-person singular preterite ploguí a bots i barrals, past participle plogut a bots i barrals); root stress: (Central, Valencia, Balearic) /ɔ/

  1. (idiomatic) to rain very heavily, to rain cats and dogs (literally “to rain bota bags and barrels)
    • 2010, Llibert Ferri, Memòria del fred.: Cròniques d'una transició, Editorial Empúries:
      Plou a bots i barrals a Moscou des de primera hora del matí d'aquest 10 de maig de 1995.
      It's raining cats and dogs in Moscow since first thing in the morning on this 10th of May, 1995.

Usage notes

  • Usually only used in the third person.