month of Sundays


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a month of Sundays

An extremely long, often indefinite period of time. Often used in negative constructions, especially to mean "never." A: "Do you think Samantha will agree to go on a date with Jake?" B: "Not in a month of Sundays!" We'll be here for a month of Sundays trying to sort through all this paperwork!
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month of Sundays

Informal
An indefinitely long period of time: It will take you a month of Sundays to chop all that wood.
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In many ways, A Month of Sundays is the culmination not just of Saville growing up in Adelaide, but also of friendships forged during his career and ideas touched on in past projects.
CAN'T complain, mustn't grumble", was the ongoing mantra of one grumpy old man in A Month of Sundays, though the same could be said of the play itself.
A Month of Sundays is the equivalent of being invited around for an evening to the home of two people you barely know to view their holiday snaps.
Maybe, but you couldn't do this research on your own in a month of Sundays.
This year, the festival will present its Lifetime Achievement Award to legendary actor Rod Steiger, who stars in the feature film ``A Month of Sundays.
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Like his late photographs, they are skyscraper rooftops, young women, piney forest floors, young women, his own aging Buster Keaton-like face, and young women: a Sunday painter for a month of Sundays by a man sure enough of his own inclinations to have turned down lessons from de Kooning.
After being unemployed for a while, aged 50 he found work through a friend as postman - a job he would never have expected to do in a month of Sundays.
Entries to the Month of Sundays competition will be open from Thursday 1st April to Wednesday 7th April.
Never in a month of Sundays was Frank Lampard's challenge on Xabi Alonso a red card and it will have irked people more that he seemed to smile as he brandished it.