The expression means that it's raining very heavily. It's an interesting old English phrase that no one knows the origin of it.


When it is raining very heavily, we may also use the following idiomatic expressions:
• It's pouring down
• It's pouring from the heavens
• It's bucketing down
• It's flooding down
• It's pissing down
• It's peeing down very colloquial
Improved by Kathy Giles
It's a real turd floater. Heavy rain causes the turds of various animals to float out of your yard.
Last night was a real turd floater, we can't barbecue in the backyard today.
Improved by Karen C.
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