English version

dog days

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Nature
dog daysˈdog days noun [plural]  1 DNthe hottest days of the year2 a period of time when something is not successful Few opera houses survived the dog days of the 1980s.
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dog daysthe dog days of summerAnother loss proves that these are truly dog days for the Broncos.
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