Weather Idioms

It’s BRASS MONKEYS! What does it mean?

Let’s find it out what this and other WEATHER IDIOMS mean.

1

THE HEAVENS OPENED – used for saying that very heavy rain started to fall (the rain is BEATING DOWN – do you remember this phrasal verb?).

We were in the park when THE HEAVENS OPENED.

2

LIKE A FURNACE/AN OVEN – if a place is like a furnace, it is hot in a very unpleasant way.

Shall I open the window? It’s like a FURNACE in here!

3

My favourite one:

IT’S BRASS MONKEYS/MONKEY WEATHER – it’s very cold.

BRASS – a metal alloy of copper and zinc.

SP: latón; FR: laiton; RU: медь.

Don’t count on me. I’m not going out: it’s BRASS MONKEYS.

4

BITTERLY COLD, STONE COLD – very cold.

It’s BITTERLY COLD in Finland now, so we’ll instead go to France.

5

IN ALL WEATHERS – in all kinds of weather, good and bad.

Greg is very keen on losing weight, he jogs in all weathers.

Which place would you prefer: LIKE A FURNACE or STONE COLD?

Check out:

WEATHER PHRASAL VERBS

COLD WEATHER 

HOT WEATHER

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