Weather Related Idioms


Many students want their English to sound more natural. Using idioms is a great way to do that!


The weather is an everyday topic of conversation. There are a number of idioms related to the weather, which can be used in everyday speech too. Below are some common ones.


1. Under the weather

Meaning: Slightly unwell or not your normal self.

Are you feeling a bit under the weather? You've been looking a bit tired and ill since you arrived this morning.


2. Rain on someone's parade

Meaning: to spoil someone's plans or pleasure.

I'm sorry to rain on your parade, but you're not allowed to have alcohol on the premises.


3. Every cloud has a silver lining

Meaning: this idiom is used to emphasise that every difficult or unpleasant situation has an advantage.

When I lost my job three years ago, I felt so depressed, but it’s true that every cloud has a silver lining. I started my own business and have been happy and successful ever since!


4. Have your head in the clouds

Meaning: to be out of touch with reality; to daydream.

Daisy always has her head in the clouds, dreaming about being famous, instead of looking for a proper job!


5. A storm in a teacup

Meaning: a lot of unnecessary anger and worry about something considered to be a trivial matter.

I don’t think this flu scare is serious. It’s a storm in a teacup.


6. Get wind of something

Meaning: to find out a piece of information which isn’t common knowledge, especially when it has been a secret.

We have a crisis on our hands and don’t want the press to get wind of it!


7. It never rains but it pours

Meaning: when one bad thing happens, followed by a lot of other bad things that make a negative situation worse.

First of all, the car broke down, then the kitchen set on fire and now Mike's had an accident! It never rains but it pours!


8. Blow hot and cold

Meaning: when you keep changing your mind about something.

John keeps blowing hot and cold about whether to get married or not.


9. Steal someone’s thunder

Meaning: take success, praise or attention away from someone.

I told my friends that I’d got engaged, but then my best friend stole my thunder by announcing she was pregnant!


10. Take a rain check

Meaning: used to cancel an arrangement, but with the intention of re-arranging at a later date (although you don’t usually say when).

Do you mind if I take a rain check on dinner? I have to work late tonight.


11. Be snowed under

Meaning: when you have too much to do; exceptionally busy; overworked.

I was so snowed under at work today that I didn't even have time for lunch!


12. Hot under the collar

Meaning: embarrassed or angry about something.

When I suggested he was mistaken he got rather hot under the collar.


Please comment if you know any other weather related idioms 🙂 .


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*NEW STUDENTS, 50% DISCOUNT ON YOUR FIRST 1 HOUR LESSON*. Message me for the coupon code! Hi, I'm Mary, from Manchester, in the UK. I've been teaching English as a foreign language for 7 years and am CELTA certified. Beginner/elementary level students are welcome to book trial lessons with me (as well as other levels). *Mira abajo para información en español*. I have taught students from all over the world, including Europe, Asia, the Middle East and South America. I have lived and worked in Colombia and Spain, teaching English as a foreign language. My teaching style is individualised. I like to get to know my students and plan lessons around their strengths and weaknesses, interests and learning goals. I provide interactive classes, with the main emphasis on getting you to speak English as much as you can straight away. My lessons are welcoming, with the aim of you feeling as comfortable as possible. I am a very patient teacher as well. I can help you to improve your grammar, pronunciation and specific language skills: speaking, reading, writing and listening. I understand the challenges involved in learning a foreign language. I have been learning Spanish for a number of years, but know that with time, patience and a good teacher, it's possible to reach the level you are aiming for! **Unfortunately I don't teach children, because it isn't an area I specialise in.** ¡Hola a todos! Soy Mary de Manchester, Reino Unido. Llevo 7 años enseñando inglés como lengua extranjera, y soy profesora certificada (CELTA). Tengo mucha experiencia dictando clases a los hispanohablantes y entiendo los problemas comunes en que se fallan con el inglés, por ejemplo la pronunciación. Dicto clases desde nivel principiante hasta avanzado.. Soy muy paciente, y mis clases son muy interactivas. La enfasis en mis clases es que los estudiantes hablan en inglés todo lo posible inmediatamente y que sigan mejorando. íSaludos! ** No dicto clases a niños**
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*NEW STUDENTS, 50% DISCOUNT ON YOUR FIRST 1 HOUR LESSON*. Message me for the coupon code! Hi, I'm Mary, from Manchester, in the UK. I've been teaching English as a foreign language for 7 years and am CELTA certified. Beginner/elementary level students are welcome to book trial lessons with me (as well as other levels). *Mira abajo para información en español*. I have taught students from all over the world, including Europe, Asia, the Middle East and South America. I have lived and worked in Colombia and Spain, teaching English as a foreign language. My teaching style is individualised. I like to get to know my students and plan lessons around their strengths and weaknesses, interests and learning goals. I provide interactive classes, with the main emphasis on getting you to speak English as much as you can straight away. My lessons are welcoming, with the aim of you feeling as comfortable as possible. I am a very patient teacher as well. I can help you to improve your grammar, pronunciation and specific language skills: speaking, reading, writing and listening. I understand the challenges involved in learning a foreign language. I have been learning Spanish for a number of years, but know that with time, patience and a good teacher, it's possible to reach the level you are aiming for! **Unfortunately I don't teach children, because it isn't an area I specialise in.** ¡Hola a todos! Soy Mary de Manchester, Reino Unido. Llevo 7 años enseñando inglés como lengua extranjera, y soy profesora certificada (CELTA). Tengo mucha experiencia dictando clases a los hispanohablantes y entiendo los problemas comunes en que se fallan con el inglés, por ejemplo la pronunciación. Dicto clases desde nivel principiante hasta avanzado.. Soy muy paciente, y mis clases son muy interactivas. La enfasis en mis clases es que los estudiantes hablan en inglés todo lo posible inmediatamente y que sigan mejorando. íSaludos! ** No dicto clases a niños**