rainy day

Definitions

  • Rainy day
    Rainy day
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rainy day a (future) time of financial need "I am saving for a rainy day"
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Quotations

  • Lucius C. Falkland
    Lucius C. Falkland
    “I do pity unlearned people on a rainy day.”
  • Fran Lebowitz
    Fran%20Lebowitz
    “Do not, on a rainy day, ask your child what he feels like doing, because I assure you that what he feels like doing, you won't feel like watching.”
  • Jane Bryant Quinn
    Jane Bryant Quinn
    “The shortest period of time lies between the minute you put some money away for a rainy day and the unexpected arrival of rain.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “The rainy days a man saves for usually seem to arrive during his vacation.”

Idioms

Rainy day - If you save something, especially money, for a rainy day, you save it for some possible problem or trouble in the future.
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Usage

In literature:

It reminded me of a dark rainy day made fearful by thunder and lightning.
"The Light in the Clearing" by Irving Bacheller
The morning of the next day was so rainy, that we were all glad to stay on board.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 13" by Robert Kerr
Keep it 'gainst the rainy days up to Newtake.
"Children of the Mist" by Eden Phillpotts
The next morning Peter found that his prayer for a rainy day had been answered, and came down to breakfast in the pleasantest of humors.
"The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him" by Paul Leicester Ford
Let us compare it with the first hundred dollars a thrifty man puts into the bank for a rainy day.
"Certain Success" by Norval A. Hawkins
So on a rainy day everybody looks three inches taller.
"Big People and Little People of Other Lands" by Edward R. Shaw
I remember vividly the three of us, Miss Marbury, Sardou, and I, standing in the garden on a very rainy day.
"The House in Good Taste" by Elsie de Wolfe
A bad rainy day, for which I should not have cared but for my guests.
"The Journal of Sir Walter Scott" by Walter Scott
On a rainy day, especially, did Aunt Stanshy enjoy the old church.
"The Knights of the White Shield" by Edward A. Rand
And there was rejoicing all over the country that rainy day.
"Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know" by Various
And a rainy day with Iris for company!
"The Wings of the Morning" by Louis Tracy
She remembered the rainy day she had played paper-dolls here once, with little Margaret Congdon .
"The Brimming Cup" by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
In contrast with these rainy days nothing can be more perfect than clear moonlight nights.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece" by John Addington Symonds
We must be like wolves to make anything we can save for a rainy day.
"Winnie Childs" by C. N. Williamson
The day was dark and rainy; the landscape was a flat dreariness.
"The Colossus" by Opie Read
I 'lowed I was layin' hit up fer a rainy day.
"Miss Mink's Soldier and Other Stories" by Alice Hegan Rice
So the consequence is, I haven't saved a cent against a rainy day.
"What Answer?" by Anna E. Dickinson
The wind was at south-east with rainy weather all day.
"A Voyage to the South Sea" by William Bligh
It was a rainy, desolate day.
"The Other Girls" by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
He usually served tea for us out under the trees, unless it was a rainy day, and then we had it in the library.
"The Gay Cockade" by Temple Bailey
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In poetry:

When, after days of rainy weather,
The heavy curtain is withdrawn,
How festive is the sky, burst open!
How full of triumph is the lawn!
"When It Clears Up" by Boris Pasternak
A troth, and a grief, and a blessing,
Disguised them and came this way--,
And one was a promise, and one was a doubt,
And one was a rainy day.
"From The Headboard Of A Grave In Paraguay" by James Whitcomb Riley
And they met betimes with this maiden,
And the promise it spake and lied,
And the doubt it gibbered and hugged itself,
And the rainy day-- she died.
"From The Headboard Of A Grave In Paraguay" by James Whitcomb Riley
Some days will be rainy and you will sit waiting
And the letter you wait for won't come,
And I will sit watching the sky tear off gray and gray
And the letter I wait for won't come.
"Caboose Thoughts" by Carl Sandburg
The weaker maids and some old men,
Requiring rafters for the pen
On rainy nights, were those who fell.
The rest were quite a miracle,
Refreshed as you may search all round
On Club-feast days and cry, Not found!
"Jump-To-Glory Jane" by George Meredith
I am looking for Love. Has he passed this way,
With eyes as blue as the skies of May,
And a face as fair as the summer dawn?--
You answer back, but I wander on,--
For you say: "Oh, yes; but his eyes were gray,
And his face as dim as a rainy day."
"The Quest" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

(Other proposed rainy day discounts: tomato soup, bourbon.
Vemp Electric Wiper Door Upgrade Rainy Day Lady Number 1972 002.
Whether you need some high-octane party crafts or boredom busters for those too-rainy-to-drive days, these Cars -inspired crafts will get your motor running.
Rainy Day Women #12 & 35.
Sandra & Louis' Rainy Day .
Bob Dylan Rainy Day Women #12 & 35.
So, you say, a rainy-day fund sounds great, but how do you actually get this baby started.
Your flooding and rainy day pics.
Water spout on a rainy day in oceanview (JASON, WTKR FACEBOOK PAGE).
Very, Very, Very Rainy Day .
Rain 15 Rainy Day Shooting Tips for Videographers.
Don't let rainy day s spoil all the fun.
So what are my favorite things to do on a rainy day , keep reading to find out.
State bolsters rainy day fund.
Rainy-day fund adds to State Parks' woes.
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In science:

The forecaster is said to be calibrated if every time she predicts a certain probability of rain, the empirical average of rainy vs. non-rainy days approaches this forecasted probability.
(weak) Calibration is Computationally Hard
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