cats and dogs

adverb

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

Word History

First Known Use

1738, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cats and dogs was in 1738

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“Cats and dogs.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cats%20and%20dogs. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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