Dog days of summer

Idiom

Dog days of summer

Definition

The hottest, most sweltering days of summer.

Examples

I can’t wait for the dog days of summer to be over

It’s been so hot lately, I feel like I’m living in the dog days of summer

Origin

The phrase originates from the ancient Greeks, who referred to the days around the summer solstice as the “dog days” because they coincided with the rising of the Sirius star, which they associated with the heat of the dog star, Sirius.