dog days

NOUN
  1. the hot period between early July and early September; a period of inactivity
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  • 14 March, 2008 in assholery, dog days, everyone's a little bit racist relevant to recent idiocy « Love | Peace | Ohana
  • The dog days are officially counted as starting 20 days before the conjunction, and continuing to 20 days afterward, which spans July and August -- the hottest and muggiest part of the season. Donna Henes: Surviving The Dog Days of Summer
  • And, perhaps this story of heat and anger, devotion and bitter hatred is best savoured in our dog days of winter. Times, Sunday Times
  • And during these hot and humid "dog days" of summer, when we catch our kids "vegging," texting, watching TV, playing video games, or simply whining, "I'm bored," what are we to do? Ellen Galinsky: Seven Ways to Help Your Children Thrive During Summer
  • And, perhaps this story of heat and anger, devotion and bitter hatred is best savoured in our dog days of winter. Times, Sunday Times
  • So it is in the dog days of August when we are stricken with the feeling that there's nothing new under the sun.
  • This is the reason the term dog days of August was invented," said Hollywood.com analyst Paul Dergarabedian. Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion
  • People in Devonshire don't walk around wearing jeans and sweatshirts during the dog days of summer.
  • The term "dog days" was coined by the ancient Romans, who called these hot and humid days caniculares dies or "days of the dogs" after the star Sirius -- Canis Majoris, the "Greater Dog," which is one of the hunting dogs of Orion. The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com
  • You shouldn't use the phrase "dog days" anymore as it is "speciesist" - by the way I know Ruth - and she is a nasty and loyal piece of work. Dog Days
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