What is ‘weather’?

The weather is the state of the atmosphere in a particular place. For example a place can be hot or cold, wet or dry, sunny or cloudy etc. It’s handy to be up to speed with weather lingo as us Brits are always talking about the weather.

The word ‘weather’ is also a verb. It means wear away the surface of something to change the appearance or texture of it. e.g. The boat is looking a bit weathered, i’ll give it a new coat of paint.

idioms about the weather

Have you ever blown the whistle on someone?
Do you like catching rays?
Has anyone ever stolen your thunder?
Could you sell ice to the eskimos?
Is learning English a breeze?
What is a good way of breaking the ice when you meet new people?
What makes you break out in a cold sweat?
Are you down to earth?

Click the links below to discover the meaning of these weather related idioms and idioms with vocabulary relating to the weather.

idioms and phrases with adjectives - hot
cold expressions - cold
idioms and phrases with adjectives - dark
sky idioms
nature idiom - tide expressions
weather idioms and expressions
weather expressions - fair-weather friend
weather expressions - weather expressions - lovely weather for ducks
weather idioms - under the weather
weather expressions - weather permitting
weather expressions - weather a storm
air idioms
air idioms - air guitar
air idioms - air one’s dirty laundry in public
air idioms - breath of fresh air
air idioms - full of hot air
air idioms - love is in the air
air idioms - up in the air
air idioms - vanish into thin air
daylight idioms
daylight idioms - beat the living daylights out of someone
daylight idioms - daylight robbery
daylight idioms - in broad daylight
daylight idioms - scare the living daylights out of someone
dry idioms
dry idioms - as dry as a bone
dry idioms - dry spell
dry idioms - leave high and dry