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Indian summer

1. A period of unseasonably warm weather in early fall. I know it's September, but don't get out your winter clothes just yet—this area often has an Indian summer. I hate the cold weather, so I'm hoping for an Indian summer.
2. A particularly peaceful, successful, or enjoyable time as something nears its end. As her illness worsened, my grandmother still enjoyed painting, so I think she had an Indian summer before her death. I wonder if people sensed that they were in an Indian summer just before the Great Depression.
See also: Indian, summer
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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
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an Indian summer

mainly BRITISH
An Indian summer is a period of great success late in someone's life or career, often after a period of not being successful. Despite an unexpected Indian Summer, they never really lived up to their initial promise. Note: An Indian summer is a period of unusually warm sunny weather during the autumn.
See also: Indian, summer
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

Indian summer

1 a period of dry, warm weather occurring in late autumn. 2 a tranquil or productive period in someone's later years.
2 1930 Vita Sackville-West The Edwardians Meanwhile she was quite content that Sebastian should become tanned in the rays of Sylvia's Indian summer.
See also: Indian, summer
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an ˌIndian ˈsummer


1 a period of unusually dry, warm weather in the autumn: We had a splendid Indian summer last October.
2 a period of success or happiness near the end of somebody’s life: He made his best movies in his seventies; it was for him a real Indian summer.
See also: Indian, summer
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Although the Indian summer is expected to bring us summer-like temperatures during September, we are now into the autumn season according to the meteorologists.
aThis year, the Indian summer will be late because it normally starts on October 26 a St.
But the Indian summer will be back tomorrow with plenty of sunshine during the day.
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The earliest reference to the term comes in a Met Office publication in 1916 which defined an Indian summer as "a warm, calm spell of weather occurring in autumn, especially in October and November".
"An Indian summer is when it's much warmer than average after the first frost of the year."
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The famous Dabbawalas of Mumbai, who deliver 350,000 lunch boxes or 'tiffins' from home to office in India's megalopolis will be part of the Indian summer festival in Vancouver that opens next week.
Called An Indian Summer, the initiative begins with a recruitment drive at 21 universities around the UK, a life size model elephant is used to attract attention, and following a selection round at the students' local Indian restaurant, successful students take part in a 24 hour fund raising challenge.
"Taken together with other evidence from Meghalaya in northeast India, Oman and the Arabian Sea, our results provide strong evidence for a widespread weakening of the Indian summer monsoon across large parts of India 4,100 years ago," Professor David Hodell, from Cambridge's Department of Earth Sciences, said.
There can be many options with several Indian restaurants serving in Riyadh, but for your wish to taste the authentic Indian buffet spread over variety of dishes will be satisfied at the Indian Summer, which made its presence in Riyadh in 2005 and went on to open 6 more in a short span of 8 years in different parts of the Kingdom.
On November 14, Bishkek will host a premiere of the first ever Kyrgyz 3D movie "Barkhatny Sezon" (Indian Summer), one of the directors of the movie Askarbek Kuruchbekov told AKIpress.
The Met Office said that while it will be unseasonably hot, it is not an 'Indian summer', as some reports have suggested, as it is too early in the year: "An Indian summer is defined as a warm, calm spell of weather occurring after the first frost in autumn, especially in October and November," it said.
Indian summer, says Wikipedia, is a period of warm dry weather between the middle of September and the first of November.
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