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English definition of “silly season”

silly season

noun [U]    
the time of year, usually in the summer, when newspapers are full of stories that are not important because there is no important, especially political, newsThe press and news reporting
(Definition of silly season noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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