silly season

NOUN
  1. a time usually late summer characterized by exaggerated news stories about frivolous matters for want of real news
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How To Use silly season In A Sentence

  • Now you could dismiss this as "silly season" rumor-mongering, because Dougherty ran as a Democrat and Brewer is a Republican. Francine Hardaway: Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Too Sick to Complete a Second Term?
  • The ingenuity with which this great organ raises the cloyless topic every silly season under another name, is beyond all praise. Without Prejudice
  • The Silly Season is officially declared over. Times, Sunday Times
  • Those parliamentary gossips still in London enduring the boredom of the silly season waited in happy expectation for the scandal to break.
  • A rabbit rescue centre is urging parents to beware of the ‘silly season’ and remember a bunny is not just for Easter.
  • Initiatives such as Nice's work in the area, and an ongoing House of Lord's inquiry on behaviour change indeed suggest that the topic is more than a blip in the media's summer silly season.
  • Journalists are almost nostalgic for the silly season of summers past. Times, Sunday Times
  • We went through this same sort of silly season in 1994 when Newt Gingrich and a previous batch of angry white men stormed into power thinking they were going to "houseclean". Redskins Insider Podcast -- The Washington Post
  • How I reconcile this with impending fraternal birthday present purchasing, imminent Christmas gift buying, forthcoming silly season drunkenness and my existing overdraft and credit card debt, I really do not know.
  • Yes, it is the silly season, both locally and nationally, with little news worth reporting.
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