Weather Idioms – Lesson 9
Here are some examples of English idioms that use the weather. As you work through these lessons you will notice they go in alphabetical order. Lesson 9 below has words starting with the letters S – T.
Storm in a teacup
A storm in a teacup is when someone makes a small problem bigger than it really is.
Example: I had a fight with my girlfriend about grocery shopping. It’s just a storm in a teacup.
A storm is brewing
When a storm is brewing it is a sign that something is about to become bad or something is about to go wrong.
Example: You could tell before the argument that a storm was brewing.
Take a rain check
When you take a rain check, you refuse an invitation, but offer to meet at another time.
Example: I’d love to have coffee with you, but I’m going to have to take a rain check on that. Let’s meet tomorrow when I’m not so busy.
Try Lesson 10 here.