As a ploy to try to get, everyone, to come to the movies. Movie theaters were among the first public places to have air conditioning; Theaters would release big pictures in the summer, hence the term “summer blockbuster.”
Summer is the busiest time at movie theaters. Hollywood hopes to earn a significant portion of total annual ticket sales throughout the summer months. To date, the top 3 summer blockbusters of all time are 1) Jaws 2) Star Wars and 3) Jurassic Park.
Hello and welcome to episode 143…of… An Idiom a Day
I’m Gina Johnson and the idiom of the day …is… blow hot and cold
‘cause a little bit of summer is what the whole year is about. ~John Meyer
blow hot and cold… means to change repeatedly from being interested in something or someone to not being interested in someone or something…to keep changing your mind about whether you like or want to do something
He is hesitating about the wedding date and his fiancée is confused.
Here is the same sentence using the idiom… blow hot and cold
He blows hot and cold about the wedding date.
Here are a few more sentences using the idiom … blow hot and cold
She is blowing hot and cold about traveling to Europe this summer.
Our community keeps blowing hot and cold over the school closings.
His wife blows hot and cold about moving away from her parents.
CAN I ASK YOU A QUESTION?
Do you sit outside much in the summer or stay in the air conditioning?
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Thank you for listening and the next idiom is… sweat buckets
Remember…Learn Something New Every Day
sweat like a pig
I sweat like a pig in the summer.
I sweat heavily in the summer.
I sweat profusely in the summer.
informal | used in relaxed situations with family, friends, or people you know
sweat | NOUN
a salty colorless liquid which comes through your skin when you are hot, ill, or afraid