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pijpenstelen regenen

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Live as you would have wished to live when you come to die.
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Etymology

plural of pijpensteel 'pipe handle' [metaphore for giant drops] & regenen 'to rain'

Verb

pijpenstelen regenen (regende pijpenstelen, past p. pijpenstelen geregend)

This expression exists only in the third person singular, as only het ('it') can rain, no other subject, not even a rain god
  1. rain cats and dogs (to rain very heavily)

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