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  • Rain cats and dogs

This is used for heavy rain.

For example– when I was returning from the office, it was raining cats and dogs.

  • Under the weather

This is used to tell someone that you are not feeling well.

For example– I will not be attending the party as I am under the weather.

  • IN SOMEONE’S CUPS

This is used to ask whether someone is drunk or not.

For example– I guess this man is in his cups. (Drunk)

  • ON THE FLY

This means while traveling.

For example–  I usually have my breakfast on the fly.

  • IN A NEW YORK MINUTE

This means very quickly.

For example– I reached home in a New York minute as soon as I received my mom’s call.

  • THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE

This means via gossip.

For example– I heard it through the grapevine that she is planning to quit her job. Is it true?

  • A COLD DAY IN JULY

This is used when someone wishes to say that this will never happen.

For example: Convincing my dad for him seems a cold day in July.

 

 

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