like a dying duck in a thunderstorm

(redirected from thunderstorm)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

like a dying duck in a thunderstorm

obsolete To have a look of dejection, resignation, or hopelessness. Don't sit there looking like a dying duck in a thunderstorm—we've got a game to win!
See also: duck, dying, like

like a dying duck in a thunderstorm

having a dejected or hopeless expression. informal
The miserable demeanour of ducks during thunder has been proverbial since the late 18th century.
1933 Agatha Christie Lord Edgware Dies You did look for all the world like a dying duck in a thunderstorm.
See also: duck, dying, like
References in periodicals archive ?
A watch means conditions are favorable for that type of weather (tornado, severe thunderstorm or other).
Last years unprecedented thunderstorm asthma event saw Victorias hospitals, ambulances and emergency services pushed to the limit.
Last week 23 people were killed after lightening and thunderstorm struck western and central parts of Uttar Pradesh.
As William Rankin can testify, the air within a thunderstorm cloud is continually moving, and this is what gives the clouds the shapes like cauliflowers.
Abu Dhabi on Wednesday may be mostly cloudy with a shower or thunderstorm in scattered parts.
The Thunderstorm III will be available immediately after ICUEE, said Sharpe.
In the spring, these air masses collide with the winds in the lower atmosphere coming from different directions at different speeds, causing thunderstorms to rotate.
The Bureau of Meteorology had detected severe thunderstorms on weather radar near Kangaroo Valley, Dapto, Lake Avon, Bundanoon and the region east of Bowral.
Early studies of severe thunderstorm activity provide evidence of just how severe an effect population density differences can have on the observed frequency of the sub-perils.
3%) where the probability of thunderstorm appearance was relatively high and the number of detected SCTDs was also higher than at other stations.
Outflow boundaries that are seen propagating out away from the leading edge (in front) of the thunderstorm should be avoided, however.
Lightning can start in regions of thunderstorms that have relatively low electric fields and, so, should create no sparks.
With far less stress to "go" than these commercial and business operators, pilots of owner-flown airplanes can learn from their expert strategy for thunderstorm avoidance.
A Chucho has thunderstorm phobia, which can be quite a challenge to treat using conventional behavior modification.
If a thunderstorm arrives in the Los Angeles area today, it would be the first summer thunderstorm of the season, Bartling said.