rain dogs and cats

rain dogs and cats

To rain extremely heavily. A less common variant of "rain cats and dogs." We were so disappointed that it rained dogs and cats for our whole vacation in Hawaii. We wanted to have a barbecue this weekend, but it's been raining dogs and cats since Friday evening.
See also: and, cat, dog, rain
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