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ESL forum > Grammar and Linguistics > Way to rain on my parade    

Way to rain on my parade



mari_18cf
Brazil

Way to rain on my parade
 
Hey, I UNDERSTAND this expression. The problem is a don t understand "way" in the sentence. 

Help?

17 Jun 2012      



cunliffe
United Kingdom

Was there something in front of it, like, the way to rain .. or this is the way to... or, if it s a heading, maybe underneath you write how they can rain on your parade (you d still need an article), unless it was plural, ready for a list: Ways to rain on my parade.

Otherwise, I don t understand it either!

17 Jun 2012     



mari_18cf
Brazil

Exactly, there wasn t anything before! It was in the beggining of the sentence in a book I ve read.

It was precisely this "way to rain on my parade".

17 Jun 2012     



yanogator
United States

In the US, at least, we use "Way to ..." as a shortened form of "That s the way to...", meaning "You shouldn t have ..."
 
Way to sound stupid, stupid!
Way to go! (Can have a positive or negative connotation)
Way to ruin your chances of promotion!
 
Bruce

17 Jun 2012     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

I should have got that! It s an exclamation, of course. I have an American colleague and she s always going, Way to go!  

17 Jun 2012     



almaz
United Kingdom

With Bruce here. "Way to..." = "Thanks for.../well done for..." - used ironically in this case.

17 Jun 2012     



mari_18cf
Brazil

Thank you very much!

18 Jun 2012