Devil's beating his wife
Posted by Masakim on August 16, 2002
In Reply to: Devil's beating his wife posted by D. Cole on August 16, 2002
: I dunno. Maybe we could research this together.
devil is whipping his wife Said when it rains while the sun is shining; the rain is supposed to represent the tears of the devil's wife.
From _The Facts on File Dictionary of Regionalisms_ by Robert Hendrickson
Evan Morris, "In Brooklyn, we say 'Big Tony is workin' on his car'" (The Word Detective, July 29, 1999) at
Bert Vaux, "Sunshower summary" (Linguist, December 17,1998) at