cats and dogs


Definition of cats and dogs

: in great quantities : very hard it was raining cats and dogs

First Known Use of cats and dogs

1738, in the meaning defined above

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“Cats and dogs.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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