It never rains but it pours

Idiom

It never rains but it pours

Definition

Used to describe a situation where more of something bad than expected is happening.

Examples

I had a really bad day – first I got a flat tire and then I got a parking ticket. It never rains but it pours!

After she got fired from her job, she found out that her landlord had raised her rent. It never rains but it pours!

Origin

Believed to have originated in the 17th century, when John Ray wrote “The Wisdom of God Manifested in the Works of the Creation”.

FAQs

What does the idiom ‘It never rains but it pours’ mean?

Used to describe a situation where more of something bad than expected is happening.

Where did this phrase originate?

Believed to have originated in the 17th century, when John Ray wrote “The Wisdom of God Manifested in the Works of the Creation”.