Can You Complete These Common Weather-Related Phrases?

By: Becky Stigall

Can You Complete These Common Weather-Related Phrases?
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Rain, snow or dead of night, these weather-related phrases are common enough for most people to figure out. Can you guess each one if we give you a hint?
Any ____ in a storm.
port
During a storm, we might settle for cover that is less than desirable. This phrase reflects the sentiment that, sometimes, we settle for things that aren't quite what we want.
place
cloud
boat

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Calm before the _____.
water
thunder
storm
The phrase is "calm before the storm." Every storm has that eerie time just before it hits.
game

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Weather the _____.
grass
trees
storm
The phrase is "weather the storm." It means to make it through a rough time.
houses

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Chasing ________.
tails
dreams
rainbows
The phrase is "chasing rainbows." It means to chase something you will probably never find.
talent

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Cloud ____.
grey
blue
nine
The phrase is "cloud nine." It means that you are happy. Not sure what was wrong with the first eight clouds, though.
fluffy

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Right as ____.
wrong
might
rain
The expression is "right as rain." It means that life is good.
right

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Cloud of _________.
grey
suspicion
The phrase is "cloud of suspicion." It means that something is casting doubt.
white
blue

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Cloud on the _______.
bay
river
horizon
The phrase is "cloud on the horizon." It means that you can see a problem up ahead.
water

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Come ____ or shine.
sun
day
rain
The phrase is "come rain or shine." It means that no situation will prevent something from happening.
bright

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Dry _____.
time
idea
spell
The expression is "dry spell." It means that one's usual success is not happening.
day

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Every cloud has a ______ lining.
cotton
blue
silver
The expression is "every cloud has a silver lining." It means that you should be able to find something good, even in a bad situation.
grey

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Face like _______.
thunder
The phrase is "face like thunder." It is used to refer to someone who is angry.
croak
gravy
mountains

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Fair weather ______.
day
shine
friend
The phrase is "fair weather friend." It is used to refer to someone who is a friend only during the good times.
rain

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Get ____ of...
wind
The phrase is "get wind of...." It means to find something out that may have been meant to be a secret.
out
off
part

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Greased __________.
pan
pole
bread
lightning
The expression is "greased lightning." It means that something is very fast.

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Head in the ______.
sand
top
clouds
The phrase is "head in the clouds." It means that someone is "flying high" and a bit unrealistic.
daze

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Hit rough _______.
sticks
grass
weather
The phrase is "hit rough weather." It means that you are having a hard time.
ground

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In a _____.
tizzy
schtick
fog
The expression is "in a fog." It means that you are confused.
bad way

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Into each life a little ____ must fall.
rain
The expression is "Into each life a little rain must fall." It means that life isn't perfect, and you should expect at least a few difficulties.
laughter
candy
chair

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When it rains, it _____.
snows
falls
clouds
pours
The expression is "When it rains, it pours." It means that when something goes wrong, it goes very wrong.

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Know which way the ____ blows.
rain
wind
The phrase is "know which way the wind blows." It means that you can anticipate trends to get ahead.
cloud
grass

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Made in the _____.
house
grass
town
shade
The expression is "made in the shade." It refers to a time of good fortune.

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Doesn't know enough to come in out of the ____.
dirt
water
rain
The expression is "Doesn't know enough to come in out of the rain." This phrase is used to refer to someone who isn't very bright.
clouds

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Rain on your ______.
shower
garden
grass
parade
Rain on a parade would be a bummer. This expression is used to refer to someone who spoils plans, often intentionally.

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Rainy ___ fund.
day
A rainy day is metaphor for a difficult time. A rainy day fund is money that's set aside for hard times.
night
time
storm

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Seven ______ to the wind.
days
nights
horses
sheets
The expression is "seven sheets to the wind." It is used to refer to someone who is very intoxicated.

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Shoot the ______.
bullseye
breeze
The phrase is "shoot the breeze." It is used to describe relaxed chatter.
window
ball

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Steal your _______.
wallet
car
thunder
The phrase is "steal your thunder." It refers to someone else taking credit for your success.
television

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Stem the ____.
flower
hair
tide
The phrase is "stem the tide." It means to try to stop something from getting bigger or worse.
weather

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Storm in a ______.
bottle
teacup
both a and b
The phrase can be a "storm in a teacup" or "storm in a bottle." Either way, a storm in a small space may seem much worse than it really is.
neither a nor b

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Take a _________.
number
glance
opportunity
rain check
The phrase is "take a rain check." It means you will accept something later, rather than now.

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Throw _______ to the wind.
caution
When you throw something into the wind, you never know where it will land. This expression means to take a risk.
frisbees
flowers
rice

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Twisting in the ____.
dark
river
south
wind
The expression is "twisting in the wind." It means to be left alone to fend for yourself.

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Under the _______.
dome
weather
The expression is "under the weather." It means you aren't feeling well.
table
gun

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Wait for a ________ in the drought.
chance
sunshine
raindrop
The expression is "wait for a raindrop in the drought." This phrase is used to indicate that something is not likely to happen.
sea

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