silly season


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.

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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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