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Indian summer

noun [C] uk   us  

Indian summer noun [C] (WEATHER)

a period of calm, warm weather that sometimes happens in the early autumn

Indian summer noun [C] (SUCCESSFUL TIME)

a pleasant or successful time nearly at the end of someone's life, job, or other period: A star of the 1960s, she's enjoying an Indian summer with her second highly acclaimed film this year.
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