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  1. What are the best foods to have on a rainy day?
  2. What are the best foods to have for a rainy day?

Which preposition would be appropriate here?

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    The phrase for a rainy day is usually used metaphorically in expressions like 'put money aside for a rainy day'. dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/a-rainy-day – Kate Bunting Jun 17 at 10:18
  • It isn't about rain, but unfortunate circumstances. Bob: "I didn't get paid so we can't eat!" Alice: "Don't worry, I put aside some dried noodles and canned soup for a rainy day." More generally, "it's raining" doesn't always mean it is literally raining, for example the song lyrics "It's raining in my heart." – Weather Vane Jun 17 at 10:39
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What are the best foods to have on a rainy day? = food eaten on days with rain.

What are the best foods to have for a rainy day? = food that is stored or held in reserve to be eaten on days with rain

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