gooseberry season

gooseberry season

A period during which news outlets cover frivolous or less serious news stories, typically during the summer when fewer topics are generated. Primarily heard in UK. I don't even buy the paper during the gooseberry season because there's nothing worth reading about. You know it's the gooseberry season when your assignment is to cover the circus.
See also: gooseberry, season
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