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it's not the heat, it's the humidity

Said in very hot weather that feels especially unpleasant due to high levels of humidity. It's not the heat, it's the humidity—that's what really bothers me during the summertime.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

It's not the heat, it's the humidity.

Prov. When the air is damp, hot days feel even hotter and more miserable. Jill: I hope the air-conditioning is fixed soon; the heat is unbearable in here. Jane: It's not the heat, it's the humidity. Alan: I thought the summers were hot when I was growing up in New Mexico, but they're even hotter here in Iowa. Jane: The climate is moister here; it's not the heat, it's the humidity.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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