month of Sundays

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1. A unit of time corresponding approximately to one cycle of the moon's phases, or about 30 days or 4 weeks.
2. One of the 12 divisions of a year as determined by a calendar, especially the Gregorian calendar. Also called calendar month.
3. A period extending from a date in one calendar month to the corresponding date in the following month.
4. A sidereal month.
5. A lunar month.
6. A solar month.
month of Sundays Informal
An indefinitely long period of time: It will take you a month of Sundays to chop all that wood.

[Middle English moneth, month, from Old English mōnath; see mē- in Indo-European roots.]
Usage Note: The singular noun month, preceded by a number and a hyphen, is used as a compound adjective: a three-month vacation. The plural possessive form without a hyphen is also standard: a three months' vacation.
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Noun1.month of Sundays - a time perceived as long; "I hadn't seen him in a month of Sundays"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
long time, years, age - a prolonged period of time; "we've known each other for ages"; "I haven't been there for years and years"
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References in classic literature ?
I ain't seen so many black eyes and bloody noses in a month of Sundays."
What it was doesn't much matter, but no outsider would have found those keys in a month of Sundays.
It examines the four novels and one novella featuring Rabbit Angstrom (Rabbit, Run, Rabbit Redux, Rabbit Is Rich, Rabbit at Rest, and Rabbit Remembered), his short fiction, Couples, the five novels influenced by Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter (The Witches of Eastwick, A Month of Sundays, Roger's Version, The Widows of Eastwick, and S.), and the satirical Henry Bech collections (Bech: A Book, Bech Is Back, and Bech at Bay: A Quasi-Novel).
EMLEY Drama Group is to tackle A Month of Sundays, the poignant comedy by Bob Larbey, one of the creators of Please Sir and The Good Life.
(6) 22 Crop such as maize (4) 24 Prayer, - - - Maria (3) 25 Denies (7) 26 Purchaser (5) 27 Become liable for (5) 28 Open tract (5) 29 Income (7) 30 Uncanny (5) 31 Practical joke (5) 2 Close-up feature (6) 3 Small (6) 4 Explosive (1,1,1) 5 Wee child (5) 6 Circus performer (7) 7 Artificially coloured (4) 8 Starting point (6) 12 Macduff's neighbour (5) 13 Third Greek letter (5) 14 Untied (5) 15 Leg of mutton (5) 16 Tilts (5) 18 Grass cutter (5) 19 Tempted (7) 21 Olympic athlete, - - - Murray (6) 22 Visitor (6) 23 Administration area (6) 25 Not in a month of Sundays! (5) 26 Rough edge left after cutting (4) 28 Young seal (3)
A Month of Sundays. Farrar Straus & Giroux/Macmillan, 2011.
THE solicitor for James Bulger's dad today said a TV interview with Jon Venables would "never happen in a month of Sundays".
The 13-year-old is 4-6 to have a No.1 hit with Friday - never in a month of Sundays.