rainy day


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rainy day

n.
A time of need or trouble.
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rainy day

n
a future time of need, esp financial
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rain′y day′


n.
a future time of need.
[1570–80]
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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"
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References in classic literature ?
NOT long after Grandfather had told the story of his great chair, there chanced to be a rainy day. Our friend Charley, after disturbing the household with beat of drum and riotous shouts, races up and down the staircase, overturning of chairs, and much other uproar, began to feel the quiet and confinement within doors intolerable.
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. That's the kind of thing for YOU.
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 old woman determined to put by the money for a rainy day; but alas!
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. But if he does, that is neither here nor there; for he won't want company.
It was on a rainy day about a week after Pollyanna's visit to Mr.
"Not so bad for a rainy day. You might get sick, or hurt, or something happen.
Thee't gi' away all thy earnin's, an' niver be unaisy as thee'st nothin' laid up again' a rainy day. If Adam had been as aisy as thee, he'd niver ha' had no money to pay for thee.
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.