silly season has started—and both parties are trying to fund-raise off the fringe.
Would such a move even be possible in the hottest days of the silly season?
Mark McKinnon on the end of silly season—and the battle ahead.
Those newspaper fellows got hold of it for the silly season and ran it to death, but it's the best possible place in the world.
But as all such diplomatic flurries do, this one will pass, leaving the flatness of the silly season upon us.
The general population, eager for a silly season diversion, chose sides with religious fervor.
The newspapers had exhausted the stunt of the silly season and were at their flattest and most yawn-provoking.
Probably in ridicule of the remarkable showers which used to find their way into the papers during the silly season.
I call the time which has passed wise, because that which succeeds is universally known as the silly season.
We'll look after ducal mansions in the silly season, when everybody's out of town.
Any period when people do silly things, esp when these are reported in the news media
[1861+; fr a term designating the months of August and September, when Parliament was not sitting and valid and useful news was scarce, and the newspapers resorted to reporting frivolities and trivialities]