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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.
old-fashioned To rain extremely heavily. We've been planning this company barbecue for weeks, but unfortunately it's supposed to rain pitchforks this weekend! We were looking forward to sunny skies in Portugal, but it rained pitchforks the whole time we were there.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
tv. to rain very hard and heavy. Every time I go out to rake leaves, it rains pitchforks.
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