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.