rain cats and dogs
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- rain dogs and cats (rare)
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- (idiomatic, impersonal) To rain very heavily.
- Synonyms: bucket, bucket down, chuck it down, come down cats and dogs, rain buckets, rain pitchforks, pelt (vulgar), piss down (vulgar), piss it down, pour, pour cats and dogs, storm cats and dogs, stream, teem
- For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:rain cats and dogs.
to rain very heavily