dump months

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Etymology[edit]

From the sense that movie studios are "dumping" poor-quality and limited-appeal films during those months

Noun[edit]

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dump months pl (plural only)

  1. (film) The two periods of the year, often described as January and February and mid-August through September, when new movie releases are either poor-quality, cheaply made, or intended for niche audiences, since low movie attendance limits the potential box office return.

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