12 Weather Idioms In English

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Today, we’re going to talk about some idioms. In particular, we’re going to talk about weather idioms in English.

So the first one,

a frosty reception

Meaning: the person is not happy to see you and not interested in talking to you

I got a very frosty reception when I rang her to check how she was.

my mind is in a fog

Meaning: I’m confused, I can’t think clearly

Oh, my mind is in a fog. I can’t really think straight today.

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to steal somebody’s thunder

Meaning: to use someone else’s ideas to your advantage

Sarah stole my thunder at the meeting when she proposed having an extra holiday.

I couldn’t believe she had proposed the same solution. She totally stole my thunder!

to have a face like thunder

Meaning: to be in a bad mood

I wouldn’t go near the boss. He just came in with a face like thunder.

to be as right as rain

Meaning: to be OK, to be in good health

I’m as right as rain. It was just a little bit of a head cold. Nothing really serious.

I’m not 100%, but I will be as right as rain in a few days.

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it never rains but it pours

Meaning: when there’s some bad news, it usually gets worse

When I went home on the bus, I realised that I’d lost my wallet. When tried to cancel my bank cards, the internet was down. It never rains but it pours!

to cut no ice with somebody

Meaning: to make no impression on somebody

I don’t really care if her father is an ambassador. That cuts no ice with me.

That will cut no ice with the boss. You’d better be off just going in and asking for a promotion.

to be on thin ice

Meaning: to be in a dangerous situation

Be very careful; you’re on thin ice there. I wouldn’t say anything else because that’s going to upset everyone.

I think I’m on thin ice here. I said I’d be home early. I’m going to get a frosty reception.

I think we’re on thin ice with that customer. If we don’t respond to him very quickly, I think he could leave.

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chase/chasing rainbows

Meaning: to chase something that probably will not happen

I think it’s time you stopped chasing rainbows. Settle down and just accept life the way it is.

to get wind of something

Meaning: to hear about something that you shouldn’t have heard

I think something going to happen. One of the guys got wind of something. He overheard a conversation the other day.

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out in the cold

Meaning: to be excluded, to be left out of things

The boss stopped inviting me to some meetings. I feel a little bit out in the cold.

under the sun

Meaning: in existence, on earth

I’ve searched everywhere under the sun for that particular wine that he likes. I can’t find it anywhere!

Okay, so those are the weather idioms in English. So let me give them to you one more time very quickly

  • A frosty reception
  • My mind is in a fog
  • To steal someone’s thunder
  • To have a face like thunder
  • To be right as rain
  • It never rains but it pours
  • Cut no ice with somebody
  • To be on thin ice
  • To chase rainbows
  • To get wind of something
  • To be out in the cold
  • Under the sun

So all idiomatic expressions, weather idioms in English.

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