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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Without an affordable home, a majority of these households face impossible choices between paying rent and putting food on their table, buying medications, or saving for a rainy day. Diana Budds, Curbed, "Elizabeth Warren doubles down on affordable housing legislation," 11 Dec. 2018 Indoor activities during the winter months and rainy days include: arts and crafts, daily exercise, learning cooking and housekeeping skills and playing games like Wii and parachute ball bouncing. Shirley Macfarland, cleveland.com, "It's all smiles at Camp Cheerful's River Rock Adult Care program.," 13 Apr. 2018 There will still be a human employee on board, and don’t expect Waymo to venture out on Phoenix’s occasional rainy day. Holman W. Jenkins, WSJ, "Self-Driving Car Returns to Earth," 30 Nov. 2018 Check out the pics for yourself, below: The rainy day is actually good news for Dubbo, which has been plagued with an intense drought over the past few years. Zoe Weiner, Glamour, "These Pics of Meghan Markle Holding an Umbrella For Prince Harry Are Just So Pure," 17 Oct. 2018 On rainy days, sunny days and days that go all night, autumn is all about boots. Bree Coven Foster, The Seattle Times, "5 fall boots for rain and shine," 8 Oct. 2018 On rainy days and sunny days alike, this is a worthwhile place to come nerd out. Todd Plummer, Condé Nast Traveler, "3 Best Day Trips From Boston," 9 Aug. 2018 There's no reason to sacrifice cute fashion on a rainy day, especially when there are so many great options out there to keep you looking stylish, while staying dry! Seventeen Magazine, Seventeen, "Rainy Day Fashion Finds Under $100!," 22 Apr. 2011 And investors are calling on companies to use their cash wisely by balancing capital allocations to new investments against returns to shareholders and money set aside for a rainy day. Nina Trentmann, WSJ, "European Finance Chiefs Struggle to Spend Cash," 3 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of rainy day

circa 1580, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rainy day was circa 1580

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