Rain on Your Parade

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Spoiling day of an individual, particularly regarding special plans, instances, performances, celebrations, etc


  • This idiom emerged during the early 20th century. Imagine that a parade’s being upheld with special marching bands, costumed individuals and floats but the parade got ruined due to heavy rain. The entire event and the good time of all got completely spoiled. Similarly, imagine that a special event such as a party or wedding got ruined due to some mishap or incident. Rain is primarily related to an unfortunate happening that spoils everything like groom got injured just before the wedding or the party cake crashed on the floor. The bad instance or occurring (rain) that spoils the good event or occasion (parade). Therefore, it’s important to carry an umbrella.

David should plan for his upcoming baby shower celebration and hope that there wouldn’t be rains on his parade.

Submitted on February 25, 2019


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