Origin of rainy day
OTHER WORDS FROM rainy dayrainy-day, adjective
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MORE ABOUT RAINY DAY
What is a rainy day?
Rainy day refers figuratively to a time of need or an emergency, as in Tomas was glad he saved for a rainy day when he lost his job unexpectedly.
Most often rainy day is used in reference to saving money for unexpected emergencies or needs, such as accidents, medical emergencies, or the loss of a job. People also save other things they might need in an emergency, such as nonperishable food. They might also keep items handy for an unexpected need, such as a small sewing kit in their luggage in case they need to sew up a small hole in their clothes while they’re traveling.
Example: Samira always saves her birthday money for a rainy day.
Where does rainy day come from?
The first records of rainy day meaning “time of need” come from around the 1570s.
Saving money for a rainy day is commonly seen as a good way to help avoid debt. While we can’t predict what emergencies might come up in the future, emergencies do happen to most people. Being able to set aside money, a little at a time, can help you pay the cost of those emergencies.
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How is rainy day used in real life?
Most people realize that it’s wise to save for a rainy day, but it’s not always easy to do!
And I been tryna save my money for a rainy day!!!!
— MeekMill (@MeekMill) October 31, 2020
Save for a rainy day STOP SPENDING ALL UR MONEY ON A PAIR OF GUCCI SHOES 😩
— natalie nunn (@missnatalienunn) February 11, 2020
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Is rainy day used correctly in the following sentence?
I really want these speakers, but I’ll save that money for a rainy day instead.
How to use rainy day in a sentence
You can make a double batch and freeze half for a rainy day.5 dinner recipes with leftovers that inspire another meal|Kari Sonde|September 29, 2021|Washington Post
To get a quick history lesson on the area, stop at the Museum of Chincoteague Island, but save your visit for a rainy day, and don’t plan on spending more than an hour there.On Virginia’s Chincoteague Island — all this and ponies, too|Nevin Martell|September 2, 2021|Washington Post
Whip it out of your full-size hauler for a summit push, or throw it on for a rainy day hike.We Found Four Perfect Packs for Every Day|syadron|August 27, 2021|Outside Online
The contingencies companies had in place shifted from nice to have rainy day plans to actual plans that often needed to be ready to go when something went awry.Marketing Briefing: One year into the pandemic, 4 ways work will remain changed for marketers and agency execs|Kristina Monllos|March 2, 2021|Digiday
Charlotte receives very little snow, and has about 7 to 10 rainy days each month.Charlotte : Celebrating Diversity in the Queen City|LGBTQ-Editor|August 11, 2020|No Straight News
He added: “People say he deserves his day in court… Do we have enough time?”Bill Maher: Hundreds of Millions of Muslims Support Attack on ‘Charlie Hebdo’|Lloyd Grove|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
For many years afterward it was a never-ending topic of conversation, and is more or less talked of even to this day.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“We talked about the science the whole time the other day,” Krauss told The Daily Beast in a phone interview.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking|M.L. Nestel|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Gunshots rang out in Paris this morning on a second day of deadly violence that has stunned the French capital.France Mourns—and Hunts|Nico Hines, Christopher Dickey|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In the middle of all of that past suffering and present-day conflict, this Cosby bomb was dropped.Phylicia Rashad and the Cult of Cosby Truthers|Stereo Williams|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The afternoon was a lovely one—the day was a perfect example of the mellowest mood of autumn.Confidence|Henry James
Edna did not reveal so much as all this to Madame Ratignolle that summer day when they sat with faces turned to the sea.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
Each day she resolved, "To-morrow I will tell Felipe;" and when to-morrow came, she put it off again.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
There are three things a wise man will not trust: the wind, the sunshine of an April day, and woman's plighted faith.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
The proceedings of the day commenced with divine service, performed by Unitarian and Baptist ministers.