rainy day
noun Date: circa 1580 a period of want or need <
saving for a rainy day
>
rainy-day adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • rainy day — noun a (future) time of financial need I am saving for a rainy day • Usage Domain: ↑trope, ↑figure of speech, ↑figure, ↑image • Hypernyms: ↑time period, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • rainy day — {n.} A time of need; especially: a time when you really need money. * /Squirrels gather acorns for a rainy day./ * /Each week Mrs. Carlson saved a little money for a rainy day./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • rainy day — {n.} A time of need; especially: a time when you really need money. * /Squirrels gather acorns for a rainy day./ * /Each week Mrs. Carlson saved a little money for a rainy day./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • rainy day — noun a) A difficult period of need, when things do not go right. Ive kept some money in the bank for a rainy day. b) A day on which it rains for its duration. Rainy days and Mondays always get me down …   Wiktionary

  • rainy\ day — noun A time of need; especially: a time when you really need money. Squirrels gather acorns for a rainy day. Each week Mrs. Carlson saved a little money for a rainy day …   Словарь американских идиом

  • rainy-day — adjective see rainy day …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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