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silly seasonnoun [U]

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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, ​especiallypolitical, ​news US a ​period of ​time when ​people do or say things that are not ​sensible or ​serious: It's the ​politicalsillyseason, and this ​policy is a very ​sillyidea which ​seems more about ​publicrelations than ​solutions.
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