summer and winter
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- (transitive, idiomatic) To spend extended periods of time with; to test.
2004 January 25, “Once again, primary proves its worth”, in Concord Monitor:
- An even more important reason for the primary is that by "summering and wintering" these candidates, New Hampshire people, as representatives of the nation ....
- (intransitive, idiomatic) To endure.