1 Raining cats and dogs 倾盆大雨
Where are you going, can’t you see it’s raining cats and dogs? You’ll get soaked in a minute if you go out now.
They didn’t go to the theme park because it was raining cats and dogs almost all day.
2 Face like thunder 火冒三丈
I don’t know what was happening, I just saw that a man with a face like thunder was chasing a little boy out of the grocer’s shop.
She didn’t say anything but her face was like thunder; she slammed the door as she left, and we haven’t seen her ever since.
3 Storm in a teacup 小题大做
Their debate was only a storm in a teacup – actually neither of them took the problem too serious.
The reports about the demonstration are a storm in a teacup – there wasn’t as much violence there as they say.
4 Chase rainbows 痴人说梦
My wife never believed I would make it as an executive manager; she always thought I was just chasing rainbows.
Can’t you see you’re only chasing rainbows? There’s no way to get this girl marry you.
5 Lightning fast 快如闪电
I don’t think we can keep up with him, he’s got a lightning fast bike.
The robbery lasted only a minute, and then the robbers disappeared in a lightning fast car.
6 Head in the clouds 胡思乱想
Is your sister in love? I see her walking around all day with her head in the clouds.
You have your head in the clouds if you think Mary will come to your birthday party after the nasty things you’ve done to her.
7 Snowed under 手头繁忙
I’d love to help you, but I’m completely snowed under at the moment.
Could you come over and fix the tap in the bathroom? But of course, only if you aren’t snowed under, it’s not so urgent.
8 Under the weather 心情不好或身体不适
Do you mind if I stay out of work today? I’m feeling under the weather, I may have the flu.
I heard you were ill yesterday. Are you feeling better now or are you still under the weather?