esserci un tempo da lupi

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the expression esserci un tempo da lupi. It is used with the  verb esserci (c’è) and translates to There’s terrible/foul weather out

In Italian, wolves are often used to things that are hostile or difficult, such as climate, weather, or places.

See the expression used below:

Il fine settimana scorso c’era un tempo da lupi: nevicava e tirava un vento incredibile. Ho preferito non uscire e starmene a casa al caldo!

Last weekend there was terrible weather out: it was snowing, and the wind was blowing hard. I preferred not to go out and stayed home in the heat!