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 How to pronounce rainy-day (audio) \ adjective

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Better yet, 17 of those rainy days took place on days with a high below 80. Chris Bianchi, The Denver Post, "Denver weather: How often does “pool weather” accompany Fourth of July?," 3 July 2019 Hundreds visited Chatfield State Park on Monday to test out fold-up kayaks, paddleboards large and small, pepper ball guns built for bear blasting, pop-up hammocks and more on an overcast, rainy day that didn’t feel much like summer at times. Joe Rubino, The Denver Post, "Giant paddle boards, electric bikes that can haul more than 350 pounds: the Outdoor Retailer Demo Experience had that and more," 17 June 2019 But on a magical rainy day, Mira discovers a secret about her mama that makes her realize that her curly hair might be wonderful after all. NBC News, "Summer reading list: 9 books to inspire young girls to know their value," 17 June 2019 This simple side braid is the perfect option for a rainy day graduation ceremony. Victoria Rodriguez, Seventeen, "13 Graduation Hairstyles That Will Still Look Cute Under Your Grad Cap," 9 Apr. 2019 Another wall is a full pane of glass, which turns out to be a fine substitute for fresh air on rainy days. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "96-square-foot pavilion is the ultimate rustic studio," 6 Dec. 2018 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

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First Known Use of rainy day

circa 1580, in the meaning defined above

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