the heavens open
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the heavens open (up)
A downpour of rain begins. We had to postpone our baseball game because the heavens opened as soon as we got on the field. I don't like the look of those dark clouds. Quick, let's get inside before the heavens open up!
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the heavens openmainly BRITISH
If the heavens open, it begins to rain very heavily. Ten minutes before the start, the sky darkened and the heavens opened. Just as we sat down to eat, the heavens opened and we all had to run for cover.
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012
the heavens ˈopenit suddenly begins to rain very heavily: We were walking back from the bus stop when suddenly the heavens opened.
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