patchy rain definition, patchy rain meaning | English dictionary




      adj   , patchier, patchiest  
1    irregular in quality, occurrence, intensity, etc.  
a patchy essay     
2    having or forming patches  
  patchily      adv  
  patchiness      n  
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patch, patchily, patchouly, path

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
rain very heavily
Idiomatic expression. "The weather was really bad yesterday. It was raining cats and dogs all day."
purple dye sprayed by a police water cannon to mark the demonstrators for arrest. The purple substance was dubbed 'purple rain' by the press after an anti-apartheid protest held in Cape Town on September 2, 1989.
spoil someone's plans; spoil someone's pleasure or joy.
I hate to rain on your parade, but we will not be able to host your birthday party next week.
avril pleut aux hommes, mai pleut aux bêtes
avant la sainte_jean, pluie bénite; après la sainte-jean, pluie maudite
ce sont les petites pluies qui gâtent les grands chemins
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