Cloudy with a chance of rain. Vocabulary building with idioms


Felhős, esős szókincsfejlesztő feladatosor, szószedettel.

a) right as rain 
b) rain on his parade 
c) Charge it to the dust and let the rain settle it. 
d) It never rains but it pours. 
e) rain check 
f) Every cloud has a silver lining. 
g) has his head in the clouds 
h) on cloud nine 
i) under a cloud of suspicion 
j) cloud on the horizon 

Choose the right reaction to complete the dialogues!

A: This new restaurant is fantastic, the food was great. So who’s paying?
B: ……….

A: I couldn’t get to the office on time because my car broke down. Then I fell and got all muddy and my boss yelled at me when I finally did get in.
B: ……….

A: If they hadn’t fired her, she wouldn’t have started her own business and she wouldn’t be so happy now.
B: ……….

A: I don’t think you should tell him the bad news at his birthday party tonight.
B: Yes. I wouldn’t want to ………. .

A: Their daughter was born a week ago.
B: I know. They’ve been on ………. ever since.

A: Ask him to help you with organizing the event.
B: He’s never any use when it comes to practical things. He always ………. .

A: I don’t like the atmosphere at my workplace since those files went missing.
B: I can imagine. Until they find out who was responsible everybody must be ………. .

A: Did you manage to arrange everything for our holiday?
B:  The only ………. is the accommodation because I haven’t been able to find any hotels in the area yet.

A: Let’s meet this Saturday and I’ll take you to a concert.
B: Oh, I’m so sorry, but I won’t be here during the weekend. Can I take a ………. on that?

A: I don’t think you should go to that dangerous neighbourhood at this time of night.
B: You know what? You are ………. . I’m not going anywhere.

Answers: 1) c, 2) d, 3) f, 4) b, 5) h, 6) g, 7) i, 8) j, 9) e, 10) a

right as rain – perfectly fine / teljesen igaz
to rain on somebody’s parade – spoil something for someone / elrontani valamit valakinek
Charge it to the dust and let the rain settle it. – not expect to pay or be paid / nem szándékozni fizetni valamiért vagy arra, hogy fizessen valaki
It never rains but it pours. – if there’s one problem, there’ll be more / a baj mindig csőstül jön
rain check (on something) – a promise to attend/to do something later than on the proposed date / később élni egy meghívással, "beváltani" egy ígéretet
Every cloud has a silver lining. – there’s some good in every bad thing / minden rosszban van valami jó
have one’s head in the clouds – to daydream, can’t tell reality from fantasy / felhőkben járni, álmodozni
to be on cloud nine – very happy / nagyon boldognak lenni
under a cloud (of suspicion) – suspected of something / a gyanú árnyékában 
a cloud on the horizon – an expected problem or difficulty in the near future / gond a láthatáron

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