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One swallow does not make a summer,

 and One swallow does not a summer make.
Prov. You should not assume that something is true just because you have seen one piece of evidence for it. Amanda: I got a good grade on this quiz! My troubles in school are over. Nancy: One swallow does not a summer make.
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an Indian summer

 
1. a period of warm weather which sometimes happens in early autumn Both the UK and Ireland have been enjoying an Indian summer over the past few weeks.
2. a successful or pleasant period in someone's life, especially towards the end of their life The book describes the last 20 years of Churchill's life, including his Indian summer as prime minister between 1951 and 1955.
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one swallow doesn't make a summer

  (British & Australian)
something that you say which means because one good thing has happened, you cannot therefore be certain that more good things will happen and the whole situation will improve Okay, they won their last game but one swallow doesn't make a summer. They're still bottom of the league.
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Indian summer

A period of mild, sunny weather occurring in late autumn, usually following a seasonable cold spell. For example, We had two whole days of Indian summer this year, and then it turned cold again. [Late 1700s]
See also: Indian, summer

summer complaint

n. diarrhea, especially that experienced in the summer. I’ve got a touch of the summer complaint.
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A court heard Summerly, who was the partner of Mr Lablache's ex, had turned up at Mr Lablache's family home on Dulverton Avenue, South Shields, in the early hours of the morning, demanding a fight.
We are thrilled to be working with Beazer Homes for our second collection of homes at Summerly," said president and CEO Mark McMillin of McMillin Communities.
Summerly had won three races in a row before running a distant fourth to Sis City in the Ashland Stakes last time out.
Summerly, which is part of the Eastlake Specific Plan District in Riverside County, will eventually consist of 23 neighborhoods with more than 37 acres of public parks and a number of private parks and recreation facilities, including a private clubhouse, overlooking the existing Links at Summerly Golf Course, as well as a planned elementary school site.
The Summerly community is a joint venture of McMillin, Oaktree and Civic Partners of Huntington Beach, Calif.
Adam Summerly, former counsel at Jones Day, focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, energy delivery and power, energy utilities, private equity, and lending/structured finance and deliveries.
Scott Blasi, trainer of Summerly while Steve Asmussen serves a suspension for the remainder of the year, saddled Summerly for a victory in the restricted Ashado Stakes at Saratoga on August 4, her first start since finishing second in the Coaching Club American Oaks in late July of last season.
Among them was Alex Summerly, 16, of West Monkseaton.
Among Take D'Tour's opponents is Oonagh Maccool, formerly trained in Britain by Marcus Tregoning, while last Year's Kentucky Oaks winner Summerly returns after more than a year out with injury.
In the semi-finals, North Tyneside overcame a powerful and wellorganised Sheffield side 3-1 with goals from Jordan Summerly and Matt Hargreaves (2) to set up a decider against a highly-fancied Liverpool side.
Afleet Alex looks a sure thing among three-year-old males, while the three-year-old filly division is more competitive with Round Pond, Smuggler and Summerly the nominees.
ON THE BALL: Action from the NEYD Under-11 Cup clash between Ellington (black/blue halves) and Bedlington Roma LEED ROLES: The triumphant North Tynesde squad of (back row, left to right) Callum Willis, Joel Robson, Matt Hargreaves, Dominic Coxon, Spencer Smith, Jordan Summerly, Adam Bolton, Richard Clarke and (front row, left to right) Liam Higgins, Liam Shanley, Tyler Lilley, Konner Lamb, Stuart Patterson and Jake Stephenson.
The most prolific Graded winners of 2005 were Intercontinental and Lost In The Fog, both successful five times, Megahertz and Saint Liam each won four, while Afleet Alex, Artie Schiller, Ashado, Better Talk Now, Flower Alley, Folklore, Gun Salute, Honey Ryder, Madcap Escapade, Magna Graduate, Rock Hard Ten, Sand Springs, Shadow Cast, Summerly, Sun King and Willow O Wisp all won three.
com 55 Record price $8 million for a Storm Cat-W elcome Surprise colt, sold by Lane's End, agent, to Hideyuki Mori, agent 7 Some notable graduates in 2005 Ashado (Ogden Phipps Handicap-Gr1, Go For Wand Handicap-Gr1) , Alkaased (Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud-Gr1, Jockey Club S-Gr2), Bandini (Blue Grass S-G3), Blues And Royals (U AE DerbyGr2), Clock Stopper (Commonwealth Breeders' Cup Handicap-Gr2), Coin Silver (Lexington S-Gr2), Consolidator (San F elipe SGr2), Madcap Escapade (Shirley Jones HandicapGr2, Princess Rooney SGr2, Vinery Madison SGr3), Offlee W ild (Suburban Handicap-Gr1, Excelsior Breeders' Cup Handicap-Gr3), Roses In May (Dubai World CupGr1), Summerly (K entucky Oaks-Gr1)three-year -old filly), Azeri (champion older female), W ilko (Breeders' CupJuvenile-Gr1)
Coast Soccer prevailed 4-0 over Cowgate with goals from Jordan Summerly (2), James Vasey and Jake Stephenson.