rainy day


Definition of rainy day 

: a period of want or need saving for a rainy day

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rainy-day \ˈrā-nē-ˌdā \ adjective

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And despite dire weather forecasts, the threat from subtropical storm Alberto and rainy days, festival attendance rose 3 percent from 2017. Matthew J. Palm, OrlandoSentinel.com, "2018 Fringe: Fewer shows, but attendance and performers' paychecks rise," 1 June 2018 Her research also touched on other factors of education — including that children are often more often absent from school on rainy days and Mondays. Jacques Kelly, baltimoresun.com, "Nancy Karweit, noted education research specialist who studied how children learn, dies," 11 May 2018 There have been a few completely awful, rainy days interspersed with stifling heat — perfect for the pool, though perhaps a little too busy for pool staff. Sara Clarkson, chicagotribune.com, "Clarkson: Feeling lost, but found, in pool or air conditioning this stifling summer," 5 July 2018 Nearly a decade of economic growth has allowed lawmakers to balance state budgets without dipping into the savings accounts, allowing automatic payments to build up the rainy day and education stability funds. Hillary Borrud, OregonLive.com, "Oregon lawmakers weigh odds of a recession, as reserves grow," 26 May 2018 Harper’s has an indoor bar and comfy seating for rainy days and the whole offseason. Michael Klein, Philly.com, "Let's Eat: Sea what Greg Vernick is up to," 23 May 2018 As April showers bring May flowers, the spring season is bringing more than rainy days and blooming tulips. Alaa Elassar, ajc, "Early voting for DeKalb local elections begins April 30," 27 Apr. 2018 There's something wonderful about a warm cookie on a chilly, rainy day. Woman's Day, "5 For Friday - 5 Things To Do With Your Kid On A Rainy Day," 16 May 2014 But preventing cave exploration, even on rainy days, is unlikely. Mike James, USA TODAY, "Thailand cave rescue: Why can't they drill from above, other questions you want answered," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of rainy day

circa 1580, in the meaning defined above

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