Weather Idioms: Idioms are small sentences or excerpts from longer ones, which have been taken in order to be used metaphorically, or in simpler words, to denote something other than its literal meaning.
The subject of most idioms has been derived from our everyday life, be it some animal around us any body part or be it the idioms to describe good weather.
The idioms on weather are often used in the describe several events and change. Weather expressions in English are often used in literature, poetry and also it has a symbolic meaning which is that, – the weather is trying to deliver us something.
Here we are going to discuss about 50 weather idioms, the subject of which is an important part in our day-to-day life, the weather.
A thorough study and understanding of weather idioms with their meanings and examples, gives us an idea of how knowing these idioms would help us in our daily lives and also help in carry forward a conversation.
Enrich your Vocabulary by practicing the English Idioms that are commonly used in everyday conversations and understand their actual meaning.
Names of Weather Idioms
List of Weather Idioms
- (A Breath of) Fresh Air
- (Every Cloud Has a) Silver Lining
- A Cold Day in July
- A snowball’s chance in hell
- A storm in a teacup
- All Wet
- Be snowed under
- Be /feel under the weather
- Blood and Thunder
- Blow Hot and Cold
- Bolt from the Blue
- Break the ice
- Catch some rays
- Chase Rainbows
- Cold Day in Hell
- Come Hell or High Water
- Come rain or shine
- Cook Up a Storm
- Dead of winter
- Dog days of the summer
- Have (one’s) head in the clouds
- Heavens open
- In the dark
- It never rains but it pours
- On Cloud Nine
- On Thin Ice
- In a Fog
- Get Wind of
- (Be) a Breeze
- Bone Dry
- Once in a blue moon
- Perfect Storm
- Rain Cats and Dogs
- Rain on Someone’s Parade
- Right as Rain
- Soak up the sun
- Spit into The Wind
- Steal Someone’s Thunder
- Stormy relationship
- Take a Rain Check
- Three Sheets to the Wind
Meaning: This idiom is something modern and creative, in place of monotonous surroundings.
Example: his ideas are always a breath of fresh air in my daily monotonous life.
Meaning: This idiom is something that will never occur.
Example: It will be a really cold day in July if we get to win the quiz competition.
Meaning: This idiom describes rare chance of getting success in something.
Example: That small house has a snowball’s chance in hell of surviving the cyclone.
Meaning: This idiom describes unnecessarily getting agitated over mere things or issues.
Example: the quarrels of the couple were like a storm in a teacup.
Meaning: This idiom describes someone who is entirely mistaken.
Example: If this money that I’m having made you think that I will pay for the lunch, then you are all wet!
Meaning: This idiom describes someone who is extremely busy with some work.
Example: I’m snowed under with all my assignments; I don’t really know when I will be able to go out for some lunch.
Meaning: This idiom describes someone who is not well.
Example: I don’t think that I will be finish the work within the deadline, as I am feeling under the weather.
Meaning: This idiom describes a mind-blowing performance.
Example: The live show concert of our favorite band – One Direction came to an end and it was truly blood and thunder.
Meaning: This idiom describes something which is not at all tough.
Example: I was under much pressure for yesterday’s exam, but then it turned out to be a breeze.
Meaning: This idiom describes the shifting of someone’s enthusiasm level repeatedly.
Example: She’s sometimes blowing hot and sometimes cold; I absolutely have no clue what should I do.
Meaning: This idiom describes something occurring which was not at all expected.
Example: It was a bolt from the blue when I saw my best friend getting down from a BMW
Meaning: This idiom describes someone who is coming up with many ideas.
Example: Even before he began with the dissertation, our mentor asked us to brainstorm the topics in google scholar to build a strong base first.
Meaning: This idiom describes someone who is getting to start something, through an introduction in some social situation.
Example: it will be quite tough for me to break the ice in that event.
Meaning: This idiom describes something which is absolutely dry.
Example: it didn’t rain since the last summer, the disputed land was bone dry.
Meaning: This idiom describes someone who is lying outside to get some sunrays
Example: I want to lay on that bench and catch some rays this afternoon.
Meaning: This idiom describes someone who is pursuing goals that are not at all realistic
Example: your idea for the dissertation topic is too mainstream, stop chasing the rainbows and think of something good.
Meaning: This idiom describes the occurrence of some unrealistic condition.
Example: it will be a really cold day in hell if his father agrees for their marriage.
Meaning: This idiom describes someone who is determined to do a particular task.
Example: Come Hell or High Water, we have to be present there at the meeting by evening.
Meaning: This idiom describes someone who is doing a task in a regular basis.
Example: I cannot skip visiting to the mandir every day, come rain or shine.
Meaning: This idiom describes someone who is cooking some great food
Example: my mother cooked up a storm on my last birthday.
Meaning: This idiom describes the midst of winter, when it is extremely cold
Example: It was dead of winter and the entire city was asleep with their fire place on.
Meaning: This idiom describes the day of summer which is the hottest
Example: the dog days of summer are approaching soon in Delhi
Meaning: This idiom describes an aspect which is positive even in worse situations.
Example: the silver lining of this covid situation is that we got to spend much time with our family.
Meaning: This idiom describes someone who is not in the touch with his surroundings
Example: she always has her head in the clouds whenever she goes to meet him.
Meaning: This idiom describes when it is starting to rain cats and dogs.
Example: get back home before the heaven opens.
Example: This idiom describes someone who is not informed
Meaning: he was kept in the dark until he saw his girlfriend coming see him off at the airport.
Meaning: This idiom describes a situation where any problem does not occur just seeing the occasion, they occur simultaneously
Example: last year he lost his mother and this year his father too. It never rains, but it pours.
Meaning: This idiom describes someone who is very happy.
Example: I was in cloud nine when I heard my best friend’s marriage.
Meaning: This idiom describes someone who is confronting a situation which is risky specially in case of some inter personal relationship
Example: I don’t have much time in my hand, somehow, I have to finish off my work within the deadline, I am already on thin ice with the mentor
Meaning: This idiom describes in a state of confusion
Example: I was totally in a fog during the examination even after I studied the entire night.
Meaning: This idiom describes someone who has heard about something.
Example: a famous artwork got stolen from the museum last night, if you people get wind off any person who is visiting any antique shop with that artwork, please let us know.
Meaning: This idiom describes an occurrence of disasters in a rare combination.
Example: I am apologizing for the damage that we did to your car, as you know it was a perfect storm – bad weather, the brakes were poorly maintained and the driver was not at all experienced.
Meaning: This idiom describes when it rains too much.
Example: we need to cancel the plan; it has again started raining cats and dogs.
Meaning: This idiom describes sabotaging somebody else’s plan.
Example: I am so sorry; I had no intension to rain on your parade.
Example: This idiom describes someone who is fully correct.
Example: once again he proved that he was right as rain by taking the decisions beforehand.
Meaning: This idiom describes someone who is enjoying the sun.
Example: let’s go for walk and soak up some sun.
Meaning: This idiom describes a particular thing which is of no use.
Example: If you think of losing weight with this food habit then you are just spitting into the wind.
Meaning: This idiom describes gaining praise for one’s self by subduing that of somebody else’s.
Example: Rachael stole Monica’s thunder on her wedding night.
Meaning: This idiom describes an unpredictable relationship with frequent disagreements.
Example: Monica and Chandler had a stormy relationship due to being on different sides in the civil war.
Meaning: This idiom describes refusing an offer with a hint of taking it up sometime later.
Example: her roommate was ill, so he decided to take a rain check insta during the date.
Meaning: This idiom describes someone who is extremely drunk
Example: She was three sheets to the wind on her 21st birthday.