dog day afternoon

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dog day afternoon

An afternoon in the part of the summer often thought to be hottest, usually considered to be July 3 to August 11. As such, it is often related to feelings of lethargy. In ancient times, people associated the heat during this period with the concurrent rising of Sirius, nicknamed "the dog star." As a kid, I loved lounging in the swimming pool on dog day afternoons. Working in the field can be hell on a dog day afternoon.
See also: afternoon, dog
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