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aluminum shower

1. In aviation, a midair collision between two airplanes, thus resulting in a "shower" of debris from the sky. With so many more planes in the air these days, it's a wonder there aren't more aluminum showers.
2. obsolete An effort to collect household and scrap aluminum so as to aid in wartime production efforts. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. Officials pledged that the town would take part in an aluminum shower to replenish the raw resources that the arms industry so desperately needs.
3. obsolete A party, as for a bride-to-be, in which household items and appliances (i.e., those made of aluminum) are given as gifts. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. I was at a lovely aluminum shower for Jane last weekend. Someone even gave her an entire kitchen set!
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golden shower

An act intended for sexual gratification in which someone is urinated upon by another person.
See also: golden, shower

April showers bring May flowers.

Prov. Although rain in April is annoying, it starts the flowers growing. Child: I hate all this rain. Why does it have to rain? Mother: April showers bring May flowers. Although it was a dreary, rainy day, we felt cheerful, since April showers bring May flowers.
See also: bring, flower, may, shower

risk of rain

 and risk of showers; risk of thunder(-storms)
a chance of precipitation. (Used only in weather forecasting. There is no "risk" of hazard or injury involved.) And for tomorrow, there is a slight risk of showers in the morning. There is a 50 percent risk of rain tonight.
See also: of, rain, risk

send someone to the showers

 and send someone to the locker room
Fig. to order a player from the playing field, thus ending the player's participation for the day. The coach had sent four players to the showers before the end of the game. He was angry enough to send them all to the locker room.
See also: send, shower

shower someone or something with something

to cover someone or something with cascades of something. Mary's friends showered her with gifts on her twenty-first birthday. The guests showered the bride and groom with confetti and rice.
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take a shower

 and take a bath
to bathe. I take a shower every morning. John takes a hot bath to relax.
See also: shower, take

take a cold shower

  (humorous)
if you tell someone to take a cold shower, you mean they should do something to stop themselves thinking about sex She's clearly not interested, so why don't you just take a cold shower?
See also: cold, shower, take

send somebody to the showers

  (American)
to stop someone, especially someone on a sports team, from playing or working because they are behaving badly or their work is not good enough A fight broke out and both players were sent to the showers.
See also: send, shower

cold shower

A surprisingly chilly reception, reaction, or response, as in The small voter turnout was a cold shower to the League of Women Voters. The allusion in this term is to the unexpected and not always pleasant effect of an ice-cold shower. [Second half of 1900s]
See also: cold, shower

shower on

or shower upon
v.
To bestow an abundance of something on someone: The director showered praise on the actor. The happy parents showered love upon their child.
See also: on, shower

shower with

v.
To give someone an abundance of something: The parents showered the child with gifts.
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shower

(ˈʃo wɚ)
a large flaccid penis that doesn’t get much bigger. (Compare to grower.) It’s a shower, not a grower.

shower scum

n. a despised person; despised people. (see also bathtub scum, pond scum.) Who is the shower scum who put a cigarette butt in my houseplant?
See also: scum, shower
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