Phrases And Idioms Using Snow – English Vocabulary Lesson

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It was snowing hard there other day. The snowflakes were big and light, and the wind was making a few different snowdrifts. A lot of people like snow because snow can make the landscape beautiful. For me too much snow makes driving dangerous and in the NYC area, heavy snow can make the trains very delayed, or not run at all.

Today, let’s have a look at some phrases that use the word snow, and some other wintery weather words related to snow.

Snow is frozen water vapor that falls to earth. We use the verb fall with the noun snow and we also used the word snow as a verb:

  • When snow starts falling, you should get your shovel ready.
  • Too much snow can make driving dangerous.
  • It snows a lot in January in New York.
  • It was snowing this morning.

A flurry, snow flurries or just flurries means a light amount of snow. The opposite is a blizzard, which is a snowstorm that has a lot of wind. The word blizzard is also used to mean an overabundance of something.

  • It’s snowing, but just flurries.
  • We are supposed to have snow flurries all weekend.
  • There is going to be a blizzard tomorrow.
  • The boss came in to the project room with a blizzard of information for us.

When there is a snowstorm, which prevents you from being able to leave the house or neighborhood, you can say that you are snowed under. This idiom, be snowed under, also means to be overwhelmed with work or homework.

  • Because of the blizzard, we were snowed under. It took more than a day for us to dig out.
  • I can’t leave the office early today. I’m snowed under with work.

Slush is partially melted snow, and slushy is the adjective form.

  • The road was very slushy. I had to drive slowly.
  • When I stepped in the slush, my shoes and feet got very wet

A snow job is a story or excuse which is untrue.

  • Jack’s reason for coming late was just a snow job.
  • She gave me a snow job about not having time to finish her homework.

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