Idiom: the dog days of summer

Monday, August 26, 2013

These are the dog days, a funny expression that describes the hottest, sultriest (hot and humid) days of the summer. If you live in the northern hemisphere, the dog days usually occur in July and August, in January and February for those in the southern hemisphere.

Some people believe the dog days are associated with a star called Sirius, the Dog Star, which can only be seen during the hottest period of the year.

What do you like doing during the dog days of summer? I love being near the water to stay cool.

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