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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
References in classic literature ?
Another night, fully half a dozen skiffs rowed around us in the darkness, but we held on like a leech to the side of the ship and frustrated their plan till they grew angry and showered us with abuse.
Dorothy, too, remembered some of the people, who had befriended her on the occasion of her first visit to Oz, and they were well pleased to see the little Kansas girl again, and showered her with compliments and good wishes.
There we sat together under that part of the roof which leaked the least, while it showered and thundered without.
And, in fact, she had so little of this regard, that in his infancy she seldom saw her son, or took any notice of him; and hence she acquiesced, after a little reluctance, in all the favours which Mr Allworthy showered on the foundling; whom the good man called his own boy, and in all things put on an entire equality with Master Blifil.
Creating Unforgettable Memories for Military Moms-To-Be Last year, Babies"R"Us showered nearly 200 military moms-to-be with thousands of donated must-have items to help them prepare for their little ones.
The organization has since showered nearly 1,400 military moms from all branches of the armed forces.
When I first moved here, residents were showered three times a week with washups done in between.
The experiments showed that corn plants subjected to acid rain showers immediately after pollination develop fewer kernels than do plants that are showered with unpolluted rain.
In the coming months, Card Showers will receive additional enhancements, including one that will allow the honoree, organizer and participants to share in the joy of the event by uploading pictures and posting comments after the honoree has been showered.
Two in three Americans have showered with another, but more men (63%) than women (52%) report having showered with another person "for fun.