February 2, in most parts of the U.S., the day on which, according to legend, the groundhog first emerges from hibernation. If it is a sunny day and the groundhog sees its shadow, six more weeks of wintry weather are predicted.
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How to use Groundhog Day in a sentence
Nominated for Best Live Action Short was “Two Distant Strangers,” bisexual writer Travon Free’s 30-minute film starring Joey Bada$$ in a “Groundhog Day” style story about a guy who keeps dying after encountering police racial violence.
Life aboard the ship—which on one 110-day deployment spent 107 days submerged—sometimes felt like Groundhog Day, the Bill Murray classic about a TV weatherman stuck in a time loop, Kilby says.
“Groundhog Day” is a great movie, but what a fraud that Punxsutawney Phil is.Nothing can spoil the first day of spring training. (Though covid sure is giving it a shot.) | Thomas M. Boswell | February 18, 2021 | Washington Post
The Groundhog Day premise has been done many times before—most recently with last summer’s Palm Springs—but still gives way to a bittersweet and emotional narrative.The Best Teen Rom-Coms to Watch After You Finish the To All the Boys Trilogy | Annabel Gutterman | February 12, 2021 | Time
Each year comes a day much like Monday, one that starts a new month and arrives just before Groundhog Day.
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British Dictionary definitions for Groundhog Day
(in the US and Canada) February 2nd, when, according to tradition, the groundhog emerges from hibernation; if it sees its shadow, it returns to its burrow for six weeks as a sunny day indicates a late spring, while a cloudy day would mean an early spring
a situation in which events are or appear to be continually repeated
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Cultural definitions for Groundhog Day
February 2. According to the legend of Groundhog Day, if a groundhog (a woodchuck) comes out of his hole on that day and sees his shadow, six more weeks of winter will follow. If no shadow appears, there will be an early spring.
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