when it rains, it pours


US, 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. When it rains, it pours.

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“When it rains, it pours.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/when%20it%20rains%2C%20it%20pours. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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