dog days (of summer)




Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - dog days (of summer)

"dog days (of summer)"

the hottest days of summer

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - dog days (of summer)

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  I really hate this time time of year. It's so hot and sales are just so slow.

Colleague 2:  Since we manufacture jackets, nobody really needs jackets during the dog days of summer.

Colleague 1:  Well, September is just around the corner. That should see a rise in sales.



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - dog days (of summer)

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  It is sweltering outside. Do you really want to go to the park?

Friend 2:  Maybe you are right. Staying home in the air conditioning during the dog days is a better idea.

Friend 1:  We can go to the park later this evening when the temperature cools off a little.



dog days (of summer) - Usage:

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dog days (of summer) - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for dog days.




dog days (of summer) - Examples:

1)  ... the season offers up a mix bag of sun, wind, rain. The dog days of summer certainly play a role in the season, ...

2)  ... habit of playing down to the opposition and not showing up to play during the dog days of the season.

3)  The end of summer is often met with dread; no more dog days of lazing around, relaxing on a patio with ...

4)  If you live in a hot climate or your area gets hot during the dog days of summer, take your pooch out for walks in the early morning.

5)  This was back in the day when school began after the dog days of summer ended and there was a fall nip in the air. 

6)  ... we know that most Canadians are more physically active in summertime. With the dog days of summer upon us, we have to watch out for heat-related illnesses.

7)  Now that the dog days of summer are rapidly fading, it's back to the real world of ...

8)  ... are scrambling to find activities to keep the children occupied. Those long, hot dog days of summer don't mesh well with frazzled parents and impatient kids. 

9)  ... this month the system is focused on players maintaining development through the dog days and the prospect of a few names that haven't even begun the journey ...

10)  In these sweltering, lazy dog days, even firing up the barbecue can feel like too much effort.

11)  We will see a warm September and October, but those dog days of summer are gone.

12)  ... with certified experts throughout August to help organizations close out the dog days of summer on a cyber security high note.

13)  We're about to leave the dog days of August and enter into the pennant race homestretch.

14)  However, in order to lift myself out of the dog days of summer, I've already started to plan.

15)  This made John so mad that he was like a snake in dog days, striking at everything which chanced to pass him.

16)  He could carry the team through the dog days of July and August and then lift it up in the postseason's swelter.

17)  I guess there really isn't much going on right now during the dog days of summer.

18)  The idea hatched as they sat poolside this summer, bearing up through the dog days of summer at home at with their children.

19)  ... and on the other it is a cool respite from the dog days of summer. 

20)  June gets an uptick from end-of-semester student business, and then come the dog days, that kill many shows.