Idiom of the Week – Week 8

Each week of 2017 we present an English idiom.

“when it rains, it pours” (proverb): usually more than one thing goes wrong at the same time (ein Ärgernis kommt selten allein)

A: First I forgot my phone, then I got a flat tire on my way to work. By the time I got to work, I had missed an important meeting.
B: You know what they say: when it rains, it pours.

Mindy Ehrhart Krull
About the author

Originally from the US, Mindy Ehrhart Krull holds a master's degree in journalism and has been teaching English and working as an author, editor and proofreader in Germany since 2008.

At DELS, she leads a team of several English trainers and language professionals.

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