Idiom of the week

Save for a rainy day

Meaning:  to keep something–usually money–for some future need.


  • My grandma has a lot of money under her bed. She says she is saving it for a rainy day.
  • I lost my job, but I had put away money for a rainy day, so I was able to pay my bills until I found a new job.
  • Smiles don’t have to be saved for a rainy day. It’s good to use them often.

Pop Quiz: You will be saving money for a rainy day when you…

a) put it in a safe place where no one will find it.

b) lose it and cannot remember where it is.

c) go the bank with your umbrella.

Read the answer below

a) If you put something away where nobody will find it until you really need it, you will be saving it for a rainy day.

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One thought on “Idiom of the week

  1. Sze Wong says:

    That’s true !!! When I Was young. My grandmother taught me this idiom.

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