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- noun idiomatic A period of time, as during a
holidayseason or a political campaign, in which the behaviorof an individual or group tends to become uncharacteristically frivolous, mirthful, or eccentric.
- noun idiomatic, journalism A period, usually during the summertime, when
news mediatend to place increased emphasison reporting light-hearted, offbeat, or bizarrestories.
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- noun a time usually late summer characterized by exaggerated news stories about frivolous matters for want of real news
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