dog days of summer

the hottest days of summer, midsummer
  

We like to watch baseball during the dog days of summer.


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  • dog days of summer — hottest and longest days of the summer …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Dog Days of Summer (film) — Dog Days of Summer Directed by Mark Freiburger Produced by Mark Freiburger, Jason Behrman, Rick Eldrid …   Wikipedia

  • Dog Days — For other uses, see Dog Days (disambiguation). Dog Days (Latin: diēs caniculārēs) are the hottest, most sultry days of summer. In the Northern Hemisphere, the dog days of summer are most commonly experienced in the months of July and August,… …   Wikipedia

  • dog days — noun the hot period between early July and early September; a period of inactivity • Syn: ↑canicule, ↑canicular days • Derivationally related forms: ↑canicular (for: ↑canicule) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • dog days — noun (plural) literary the hottest days of the year: the dog days of summer …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Dog days — dog days dog days A period of from four to six weeks, in the summer, variously placed by almanac makers between the early part of July and the early part of September; canicular days; so called in reference to the rising in ancient times of the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dog-days — dog days dog days A period of from four to six weeks, in the summer, variously placed by almanac makers between the early part of July and the early part of September; canicular days; so called in reference to the rising in ancient times of the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dog days — {n. phr.} The hottest days of the year in the Northern Hemisphere (July and August). (The ancient Romans associated this time with the Dog Star Sirius which becomes visible in the heavens at this time of year.) * / The dog days are upon us, John… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Dog Days (2001 film) — Dog Days Directed by Ulrich Seidl Produced by Philippe Bober Helmut Grasser Written by Ulrich Seidl Veronika Franz Cinematography …   Wikipedia

  • dog days — 1530s, from L. dies caniculares, from Greek; so called because they occur around the time of the heliacal rising of SIRIUS (Cf. Sirius), the Dog Star (kyon seirios). Noted as the hottest and most unwholesome time of the year; usually July 3 to… …   Etymology dictionary

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