it's raining pitchforks (and hammer handles)

it's raining pitchforks (and hammer handles)

old-fashioned It's raining extremely heavily. We can't hold the company barbeque today—it's raining pitchforks and hammer handles! We'll still have a good vacation, even if it's raining pitchforks the whole time.
See also: hammer, pitchfork, rain
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It's raining pitchforks (and hammer handles).

 and It's raining cats and dogs.
Rur. It is raining very hard. Take an umbrella. It's raining pitchforks and hammer handles out there! Charlie: Have you looked outside? How's the weather? Mary: It's raining cats and dogs.
See also: pitchfork, rain
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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