it never rains but it pours

idiom

chiefly British, informal
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.

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“It never rains but it pours.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/it%20never%20rains%20but%20it%20pours. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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