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Verb: rain buckets
Usage: informal
  1. Rain heavily
    "Put on your rain coat-- it's raining buckets outside!";
    - pour, pelt, rain cats and dogs [informal], pelt down [informal], belt down [informal], chuck [Brit, informal], tip [Brit, informal], chuck it down [Brit, informal], teem [informal], bucket [Brit, informal]

Derived forms: rained buckets, raining buckets, rains buckets

Type of: rain, rain down