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    Why do we use the phrase 'rainy day' when talking about when we should save money for?

    Surely, you do even less activities on a rainy day as it's raining, whereas on a summers day you would actually go out and do something? Therefore wouldn't it make more sense to say saving money for a summers day? :/

    Anyone know where the term comes from, or thoughts on this?
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    (Original post by delta-T)
    Why do we use the phrase 'rainy day' when talking about when we should save money for?

    Surely, you do even less activities on a rainy day as it's raining, whereas on a summers day you would actually go out and do something? Therefore wouldn't it make more sense to say saving money for a summers day? :/

    Anyone know where the term comes from, or thoughts on this?
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    (Original post by delta-T)
    Why do we use the phrase 'rainy day' when talking about when we should save money for?

    Surely, you do even less activities on a rainy day as it's raining, whereas on a summers day you would actually go out and do something? Therefore wouldn't it make more sense to say saving money for a summers day? :/

    Anyone know where the term comes from, or thoughts on this?
    Saving money for a "rainy day" doesn't refer to a day when you want to go out and do activities. It means a period when large unexpected costs hit you (e.g. flood damage to your house that you need to get repaired) or when you lose your regular source of income (e.g. nobody coming to buy anything from your ice cream van).

    In general, a rainy day is just a metaphor for difficult times, doom and gloom etc.
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    It's an idiom isn't it , not meant to be taken literally .

    We also don't throw stones in glass houses , pull our fingers out , ride the petticoat tails ect ect ect :laugh:
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    a rainy day is assumed to be gloomy and unpllesant, you are saving money for when times get unplesant and are bad
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    (Original post by tazarooni89)
    Saving money for a "rainy day" doesn't refer to a day when you want to go out and do activities. It means a period when large unexpected costs hit you (e.g. flood damage to your house that you need to get repaired) or when you lose your regular source of income (e.g. nobody coming to buy anything from your ice cream van).

    In general, a rainy day is just a metaphor for difficult times, doom and gloom etc.
    Ahhh, it's a metaphor haha. Ok that makes sense thanks.
 
 
 
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