month of Sundays



month of Sundays

  1. (idiomatic) A very long time; too long.
    It seems like it’s been a month of Sundays since we saw him last.
  2. (idiomatic) A tardy person.
    • 1901, John Conroy Hutcheson, The Ghost Ship, chapter 14
      “But, look alive now, Fosset, with that tackle, and don’t be a month of Sundays over the job!
    • 1913, D.H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers, chapter 5
      "Haven't you done that YET?" he would cry. "Go on, be a month of Sundays."

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