Useful Weather Related Idioms in English
Here are the most common weather-related idioms in English.
break the ice -
to make people feel less shy or nervous in a social situation.
Example: "The party was a little quiet so we decided to play a game to break the ice."
brighten up someone's day -
to make someone feel happier.
Example: "Seeing those little kids having so much fun just brightens up my day."
the calm before the storm -
a period of quiet before a very busy or stressful time.
Example: "The meeting may be peaceful now, but this is just the calm before the storm."
(come) rain or shine -
regardless of circumstances or regardless of the weather.
Example: "Don't worry! I'll be there come rain or shine."
every cloud has a silver lining -
Meaning - every difficult or unpleasant situation has some advantage..
Example: "I try to remind myself that every cloud has a silver lining whenever I'm going through a difficult time."
put sth on ice -
to delay a plan or an event for a period of time.
Example: "The meeting has been put on ice until next week."
throw caution to the wind -
to do something without worrying about the risks or consequences.
Example: "Maybe I'll throw caution to the wind, give up my job and go travelling."
tip of the iceberg -
a problem or difficulty is much bigger than it seems; only the beginning of a problem.
Example: "This is only the tip of the iceberg. Things are going to get much worse!"
under the weather -
to be ill.
Example: "I'm afraid Jack won't be in school today; he's feeling under the weather."
a white Christmas -
a Christmas when it snows.
Example: "This is the first white Christmas we've had in five years."
Practise making your own sentences with these weather related idioms.
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