silly season

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noun

a time of year, usually in midsummer or during a holiday period, characterized by exaggerated news stories, frivolous entertainments, outlandish publicity stunts, etc.: The new movie reminds us that the silly season is here.

Nearby words

  1. sills,
  2. sills, beverly,
  3. silly,
  4. silly billy,
  5. silly putty,
  6. silly-sider,
  7. sillyweed,
  8. silo,
  9. siloam,
  10. silone

Origin of silly season

First recorded in 1870–75

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silly season

noun

British a period, usually during the hot summer months, when journalists fill space reporting on frivolous events and activities
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