llover chuzos de punta

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This idiom may be literally translated as "to rain as if spiked sticks were falling point down from above."
llover chuzos de punta
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (idiom) (to rain heavily)
a. to pour
Ayer a las seis llovían chuzos de punta, así que no dimos nuestro acostumbrado paseo.Yesterday at six it was pouring, so we didn't take our usual walk.
b. to rain cats and dogs (idiom)
Estaban lloviendo chuzos de punta y, de vez en cuando, se veía un relámpago.It was raining cats and dogs, and now and then, there was a flash of lightning.
c. to pelt down (United Kingdom)
Están lloviendo chuzos de punta, y la terraza se ha inundado.It's pelting down, and the terrace is flooded.
d. to bucket down (United Kingdom)
Están lloviendo chuzos de punta y hace mucho viento. El paraguas no te va a servir para nada.It's bucketing down and it's very windy. Your umbrella will be of no use.
e. to chuck it down (United Kingdom)
Voy a sacar al perro. - ¿Por qué no esperas un poco? Ahora mismo están lloviendo chuzos de punta.I'm going to take the dog out. - Why don't you wait a bit? Right now it's chucking it down.
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