it’s balmy

Idiom

It’s balmy

Definition

The idiom ‘it’s balmy’ is used to describe a pleasant and warm weather. It typically implies that the weather is a few degrees above comfortable, making it a nice day.

Examples

It’s such a balmy day, perfect for a picnic at the park!

The balmy weather is perfect for a stroll around the lake.

We were so lucky to have such a balmy day for our wedding.

It’s so balmy, I think I’ll stay outside a bit longer.

Origin

The idiom ‘it’s balmy’ is derived from the word ‘balm’, which is an aromatic herb used to make oils and ointments, and has been used since the 16th century. It is likely that this idiom was formed to create a metaphor for pleasant and warm weather, as the oil from the balm plant is known to have a soothing effect.

FAQs

What does ‘it’s balmy’ mean?

It’s balmy is an idiom used to describe a pleasant and warm weather.