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Re: It's raining old wives

Posted by Smokey Stover on March 03, 2007

In Reply to: It's raining old wives posted by Karel D'huyvetters on March 03, 2007

: I read the entry about raining cats and dogs; in Dutch we have saying: it's raining old wives. Nobody seems to know the background of that one either. Does it have a relative in the English language? Thanks.

Thank you for an interesting and intriguing saying. I've never seen the equivalent in English. I assume it's used when it's raining heavily; at least, that's the use of "It's raining cats and dogs."
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