In a month of Sundays is used to emphasize that something will never happen. But this one, A month of Sundays in Paris, this is not the case. How can this be understood?


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That"s not a common expression; judging from Google, it seems to have been used only once, as the headline of a bbc.com slideshow about Paris in August: http://www.bbc.com/travel/slideshow/20130724-a-month-of-sundays-in-paris

The implication is that, in Paris, the whole month of August is like one extended Sunday: leisurely, no one is at work, no one is in a hurry.

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The headline is meant to be clever, using the phrase "a month of Sundays" without its normal idiomatic meaning.


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A month of Sundays doesn"t mean something will never happen. It is generally just an expression used hyperbolically to indicate a long period of time, since a month of Sundays would be about 30 weeks. See here, here and here.

Occasionally, it"s also used to indicate a period of inactivity or leisure as also key to it"s meaning, given the nature of Sundays in the western tradition as a day of rest.


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