Meaning of “silly season” in the English Dictionary

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"silly season" in British English

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silly seasonnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈsɪl.i ˌsiː.zən/ us /ˈsɪl.i ˌsiː.zən/

mainly UK 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, news

US a period of time when people do or say things that are not sensible or serious:

It's the political silly season, and this policy is a very silly idea which seems more about public relations than solutions.

(Definition of “silly season” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)