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maltliquor87
Posted: Friday, September 14, 2018 4:37:34 AM

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Hello, dear forum members.

Does the phrase 'it has rained itself out' sound natural to you? It's supposed to convey the idea that 'the rain has stopped'.

Romany
Posted: Friday, September 14, 2018 5:58:36 AM
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Yes, it makes sense.

"She cried herself out" is a very common phrase - used often about babies or children - and meaning she cried till she had no more tears left (and usually until she falls asleep).

So familiarity with that idiom makes "rained itself out" perfectly understandable = it rained so much that it seemed as though there could be no rain left to fall.
maltliquor87
Posted: Friday, September 14, 2018 6:03:27 AM

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Thanks, Romany
Wilmar (USA)
Posted: Friday, September 14, 2018 10:06:39 AM

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It's rained itself out is used when there has been a lot of rain, and it has FINALLY stopped raining. It isn't for the run-of-the-mill everyday shower.
renee talley 1
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Anxious Anxious Shhh Raining heavy down pour is he natural ability to unfold naturally. Both sports team were both disappointed nd experienced adversary variable altogether. Both teams considered the game rain to stall the game filled with disappointments and were filled adversary.Both considered the game rained out was in the best interest when they listened ot their coaches viewpoint of the delay of their important Both teams considered how lucky that the game was rained out in the in their was in their favor to be prepared when they could play once again.
renee talley 1
Posted: Friday, September 14, 2018 10:42:53 AM
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Anxious Anxious Shhh Raining heavy down pour is he natural ability to unfold naturally. Both sports team were both disappointed nd experienced adversary variable altogether. Both teams considered the game rain to stall the game filled with disappointments and were filled adversary.Both considered the game rained out was in the best interest when they listened ot their coaches viewpoint of the delay of their important Both teams considered how lucky that the game was rained out in the in their was in their favor to be prepared when they could play once again.
maltliquor87
Posted: Friday, September 14, 2018 10:50:09 AM

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Thanks, Wilmar. It's all clear.

What Renee wrote does not make much sense if we consider the question at hand. Thank you anyway, Renee. An A for effort. Yes, I understand that the verb "to rain out" can be used when a game is canceled because of rain.
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