rain buckets

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From figurative sense of pouring from buckets.

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

  1. To rain heavily
    • 1923, Pío Baroja, Caesar or Nothing:
      After lunching, Caesar went out to post some cards, and as it was raining buckets, he took refuge in the arcades of the Piazza Esedra

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