it never rains but it pours

Definition of it never rains but it pours

chiefly British, informal

  1. —used to say that when something bad happens other bad things usually happen at the same time The team not only lost the game but three of its best players were injured. It never rains but it pours.

Word by Word Definitions

neverplay
  1. :  not ever :  at no time

    :  not in any degree :  not under any condition

rainplay rains
  1. :  water falling in drops condensed from vapor in the atmosphere

    :  the descent of this water

    :  water that has fallen as rain :  rainwater

  1. :  to send down rain

    :  to fall as water in drops from the clouds

    :  to fall like rain

pourplay pours
  1. :  to cause to flow in a stream

    :  to dispense from a container

    :  to supply or produce freely or copiously

  1. :  the action of pouring :  stream

    :  an instance of pouring or an amount poured

    :  a heavy fall of rain :  downpour


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