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English definition of “the heavens open”

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the heavens open

If the heavens open, it suddenly starts to rain a lot: Just as we got to the park, the heavens opened.
Translations of “the heavens open”
in Chinese (Traditional) 突然開始下大雨…
in Chinese (Simplified) 突然开始下大雨…
(Definition of the heavens open from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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