rainy day


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rainy day

n.
A time of need or trouble.

rainy day

n
a future time of need, esp financial

rain′y day′


n.
a future time of need.
[1570–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rainy day - a (future) time of financial needrainy day - a (future) time of financial need; "I am saving for a rainy day"
figure of speech, trope, image, figure - language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
References in classic literature ?
NOT long after Grandfather had told the story of his great chair, there chanced to be a rainy day.
When the old man died some years after I stepped into his place, and now of course I have top wages, and can lay by for a rainy day or a sunny day, as it may happen, and Nelly is as happy as a bird.
Find out some respectable woman with a little property--somebody in the landlady way, or lodging-letting way--and marry her, against a rainy day.
Anne went to bed that night speechless with misery because Matthew had said the wind was round northeast and he feared it would be a rainy day tomorrow.
the rainy day was close at hand, for their meal was all consumed, and who is prepared to face starvation with two hundred florins at their disposal?
Roy asked Anne to marry him in the little pavilion on the harbor shore where they had talked on the rainy day of their first meeting.
But, for my part, that's no business of mine: I must own, if I was put to my corporal oath, I believe she is little better than one of us; and I fancy the captain may go to heaven when the sun shines upon a rainy day.
It was on a rainy day about a week after Pollyanna's visit to Mr.
Women who are never bitter and resentful are often the most querulous; and if Solomon was as wise as he is reputed to be, I feel sure that when he compared a contentious woman to a continual dropping on a very rainy day, he had not a vixen in his eye--a fury with long nails, acrid and selfish.
As it was a rainy day, she went upstairs to amuse herself in one of the large chambers, and took Polly with her for company.
At last there came a rainy day, and after breakfast Mr.
When I say petticoat, I use the word in its literal sense, not colloquially as a metaphor for its usual wearer, meaning thereby a dainty feminine undergarment seen only by men on rainy days, and one might add washing-days.