Hi everyone! Sorry it’s been a few weeks! Today is July 16, summer is here and Tokyo is very HOT! The hot weather is my excuse for not writing a new blog post for 2 weeks, but maybe I am a little lazy too 😉
Today’s idiom is “sweating buckets” and I have been sweating buckets since the beginning of June. Maybe you can imagine already that this idiom means to sweat a lot. Buckets can be used to collect water, and often in an emergency. When a boat (a small boat) is filling with water this is a problem, the boat could sink. We use a small bucket to take the water out of the boat. (It is called a “bailing bucket”)
Another problem is if we have a leak in our roof or ceiling and water is dripping down on the floor. When this happens we usually use a bucket to collect the water.
These are both problems and the feeling is that there is too much water. If we are sweating a lot the feeling is usually not good, and we are uncomfortable so we use bucket to say it’s too much.
“It’s so hot today! I’m sweating buckets!!!!!“