in the dead of winter

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in the dead of winter

In or during the middle of winter, especially at its coldest, darkest period. I find myself dreaming of tropical islands every year in the dead of winter.
See also: dead, of, winter
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This seaport in the dead of winter is as close as you can get to the 15th century without a time machine.
The fact that summer is in full swing in Australia while we mull about in the dead of winter here, is yet more incentive to head to Oz now.
His idea of a perfect getaway is retreating for a week to his small cottage in the west of Ireland in the dead of winter.
In the dead of winter, meanwhile, traditional music sessions seem to have a special resonance, because the days are short, which means the nights are long.