It was raining cats and dogs
Read the sample conversations given below.
Story line: When Mary got home from work, she was dripping wet.
Mike: You’re so wet! You should have taken an umbrella.
Mary: I should have but I didn’t because the weather forecast said that it’d be a sunny day.
Mike: You can’t depend on the weather bureau. They seldom get it right. Don’t you know that?
Mary: You’re right. It wasn’t just any shower. It was raining cats and dogs.
Mike: Well, you had better change those wet clothes, or you’ll catch a cold.
Mary: I know.
The idiom It’s raining cats and dogs is used to refer to a heavy shower.
A drought is going to set in.
Storyline: Susie and John are discussing the possibility of a drought.
Susie: We received very little rainfall this year. I think a drought is going to set in.
John: I, too, think so. Wells and ponds have already started drying up. And summer hasn’t arrived yet. I heard that the situation is even worse in the north.
Susie: That’s hardly surprising. This year the rainfall was only half the annual average.
John: Oh. That bad!
Susie: That’s right. I’m really concerned.
John: A drought will lead to inflation. We’re already struggling to make both ends meet. I don’t know how we’ll cope if the prices of essential items go up.
Susie: Let’s just hope that things wouldn’t get that worse.