the Sun Belt
The southernmost states in America, known for consistently warm, sunny weather. Primarily heard in US. I always looked down on seniors who move to the sun belt after they retire, but now that I'm starting to get older, I find myself liking the sound of that more and more. I grew up in the sun belt, so seeing snow for the first time as a twenty-year-old was pretty remarkable.
the Sun Belt
The region of the United States comprising the southernmost states (and southernmost portion of California) along the US-Mexico border. The Sun Belt tends to attract large numbers of retirees due to its year-round warm weather. We get a lot of students moving up here from the Sun Belt who have never even seen snow before.
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the sun belt
Fig. the southern U.S. states, where it is generally warm and sunny. I want to retire to the sun belt. The population of the sun belt is exploding.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The southern and southwestern United States, as in Retirees have been moving to the sun belt for years. It is so called for its warm climate. [Mid-1900s]
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
n. the southern U.S. states, where it is generally warm and sunny. (see also rust belt.) I want to retire to the sun belt.
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