A very loud and noisy rain storm.
It is generally used in the situation when the intensity of the rainfall is very very large and when it really storms.
Symbolizes the the inability to do any outside work.
1) I could not practice cricket today as it was raining cats and dogs.
2) My friend was not able to go to his home the last night as it was raining cats and dogs.
3)The scheduled match between the two countries was rescheduled as it was raining cats and dogs.
4)I cannot let even a small part of myself into the outside world as it is raining cats and dogs.
5) Weather forecasts suggest that it is going to rain cats and dogs in the coming 24 hours.