Idioms

 

 

It's raining cats and dogs = It's raining heavily = It's pouring rain.

It’s raining cats and dogs = It’s raining heavily = It’s pouring rain.

 

Categories of English Idioms

  • age
  • animals
  • babies and children
  • body
  • buildings and construction
  • character and appearance
  • clothes
  • crime
  • colors
  • death
  • drinking
  • food
  • furniture/furnishings
  • gambling
  • geography
  • health and medicine
  • hunting
  • law
  • men and women
  • money
  • music
  • nationality
  • nature
  • numbers
  • person’s names
  • plants and flowers
  • police and crime
  • politics
  • profession, work, study
  • religion
  • relationships
  • science and technology
  • sport
  • time
  • travel and transport
  • war, weapons and conflict
  • weather
  • work

 

A Dicey Situation and Close Shave

Sherlock Holmes and Professor Moriarty struggling at the Reichenbach Falls in Switzerland. Sketch by Sidney Paget for 'The Final Problem' published in 'The Strand Magazine,' December 1893

Sherlock Holmes and Professor Moriarty struggling at the Reichenbach Falls in Switzerland. Sketch by Sidney Paget for ‘The Final Problem’ published in ‘The Strand Magazine,’ December 1893

 

 

 

 

Sherlock Holmes faced a dicey situation when he struggled with Professor Moriarty at Reichenbach Falls in Switzerland.

Holmes had a close shave as the situation was extremely dangerous.