Today, we are visiting Greece and this month’s idiom is introduced by our guest blogger Katja Kirmizakis.
The idiom in its original language: Βρέχει καρεκλοπόδαρα (vréchei kareklopódara)
The idiom’s meaning: (you may have guessed it!) it’s raining cats and dogs
Why chair legs? It may have to do with the shape of a chair leg, long and thin, indicating that the rain coming down is just as thick and heavy as a chair leg (and maybe even as painful if you get caught without an umbrella). But to be honest, similarly to the image of cats and dogs falling from the sky, maybe it’s just meant to be an absurd and slightly funny overreaction to express just how bad the weather is.
Bio: Katja Kirmizakis is a conference interpreter and translator working with German, English and Greek. She is a bilingual native speaker of German and Greek and a professional and experienced generalist, qualified and keen to immerse herself into any specialist field, ranging from business and politics to health, environment and energy.
You can find out more about or contact Katja at https://www.linkedin.com/in/katja-kirmizakis/