rain pitchforks

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rain pitchforks

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.
See also: pitchfork, rain

rain pitchforks

tv. to rain very hard and heavy. Every time I go out to rake leaves, it rains pitchforks.
See also: pitchfork, rain
References in classic literature ?
It was so dark he could see nothing and it was raining pitchforks.
An old callin' pro once said, "All these guys think they have to kill ducks when it's raining pitchforks, but you give me a little sun, and we're gonna shoot some birds." Come rain or shine, the GHG Pro-Grade XDs, well, shine.