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    campaigning weather

    Maybe someone knows the meaning/s/ of "campaigning weather".It was present in a quote from C.S.Lewis.

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    Re: campaigning weather

    Quote Originally Posted by meintower View Post
    Maybe someone knows the meaning/s/ of "campaigning weather".It was present in a quote from C.S.Lewis.
    It's not aN idiom that I know. He's probably referring to political campaigning - and depending on his attitude at the time he could have been being referring to good weather (fine and dry - encouraging potential voters to come and listen) or the reverse - the same sarcastic attitude as is shown by the expression 'nice weather... for ducks' (which is a common saying).

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    Re: campaigning weather

    The phrase comes from this quote:

    The long, dull, monotonous years of middle-aged prosperity or middle-aged adversity are excellent campaigning weather for the devil. C. S. Lewis ...

    In other words, Lewis is saying that middle-age (be it prosperous or not) is a propitious time for 'the devil' to claim people's souls.

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