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What does the phrase dog days of summer mean

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What does the phrase 'dog days of summer' mean?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
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Expert:  Joan replied 5 years ago.


What people today think of the phrase is it means: when the weather is hot and humid.

The true meaning comes from Ancient Roman times and had to do with the Constellations and where Canis Major and Sirius represented the seasons. You can read more about this here:


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