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.
en fuyant la pluie, on rencontre la grêle
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
en mars, vent ou pluie, que chacun veille sur lui
fumée, pluie et femme sans raison chassent l'homme de la maison
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