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    Smile old man winter - a phrase

    "Has spring arrived in your city or is ‘Old Man Winter’ still in charge of the thermostat in your home?"

    Can anyone help ? I want to know what is the meaning this phrase 'Old Man Winter' and origin of this phrase.

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    Default Re: old man winter - a phrase

    Quote Originally Posted by Keralite View Post
    "Has spring arrived in your city or is ‘Old Man Winter’ still in charge of the thermostat in your home?"

    Can anyone help ? I want to know what is the meaning this phrase 'Old Man Winter' and origin of this phrase.

    Thanks in advance
    It's just a metaphor based on the seasons.
    Spring is the infancy, childhood and adolescence of the seasons.
    Summer is full maturity - adulthood.
    Autumn is post-middle age, when you begin to slow down.
    Winter is old age.
    Spring leads to rebirth again ...

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    Question Re: old man winter - a phrase

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    It's just a metaphor based on the seasons.
    Spring is the infancy, childhood and adolescence of the seasons.
    Summer is full maturity - adulthood.
    Autumn is post-middle age, when you begin to slow down.
    Winter is old age.
    Spring leads to rebirth again ...
    Hi Raymott,

    I really appreciate your help .

    I would like to ask another doubt:

    Is Spring a season of fruits and Autumn a season of flowers?

    Sincere Thanks.....
    cheers

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    Default Re: old man winter - a phrase

    Quote Originally Posted by Keralite View Post
    Hi Raymott,

    I really appreciate your help .

    I would like to ask another doubt:

    Is Spring a season of fruits and Autumn a season of flowers?

    Sincere Thanks.....
    cheers
    Um, I'm not a botanist, but I'd say that flowering and fruiting go on year round, depending on the species. Hence the term "in season" for fruit and vegetables which ripen at different times of the year.

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