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Tsuyoshi Kurosawa
“Busy” usages

Hi there!

Does anybody tell me that “the weather is busy” means whether “the weather is changing repeatedly and quickly”, “the weather is changing so many times in a day, so the weather is packed” or something other? 

I used the phrase “the weather is busy” to express Russian weather because it seems to be changed many times these days. A Russian friend and me are not sure whetther the expression is correct.

Thank you for your favour!

Mar 31, 2018 2:28 AM
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Thank you Peachey and Bill. I understand clearly how it was wrong.

I made the expression as same as the way to express how cities, like London, Tokyo and New York, have many people and noise.

March 31, 2018
Sorry, that phrase makes no sense
March 31, 2018

Hi Tsuyoshi,

I thought it was a literal translation? Anyway, I searched for the phrase and google gave me four results. Yep, four.

One was a bad translation from a translating site. Two other results had the pattern "busy [verb]ing", eg. "While the weather is busy preparing the blanket of snow that will soon dress the Andorran Pyrenees..."  This is more of a literary concept, as if the weather were a real person making real decisions.

The only time the phrase seemed to stand alone is in this quote: "We're busy when the weather is busy". Obviously, the speaker uses a turn of phrase here.

To answer your question, even though we could understand what the phrase might mean, it does sound awkward and it certainly isn't standard.

March 31, 2018
No, that's the wrong expression. You don't say the weather is "busy." The weather is changing or fluctating all the time, but it's not busy.
March 31, 2018
we do have a phrase which shows how stupid the speaker is " we are having a lot of weather today" which is up there with "our country has a lot of history" as a measure of dumbness.
March 31, 2018
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Tsuyoshi Kurosawa
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English, German, Japanese, Spanish
Learning Language
Chinese (Mandarin), English, Spanish