rain pitchforks

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

  1. (idiomatic) to rain heavily.
    • 1857, Eliza Lee Follen, Piccolissima:
      “What there is no question of is”, said Linette, “that my poor frock will be spoiled. It is going to rain pitchforks. There will be water enough to drown you before we reach the house, and your mites of shoes will be lost; but come along”.