Learn English – A month of Sundays


In a month of Sundays is used to emphasize that something will never happen. But this one, A month of Sundays in Paris, this is not the case. How can this be understood?

Best Answer

That's not a common expression; judging from Google, it seems to have been used only once, as the headline of a bbc.com slideshow about Paris in August: http://www.bbc.com/travel/slideshow/20130724-a-month-of-sundays-in-paris

The implication is that, in Paris, the whole month of August is like one extended Sunday: leisurely, no one is at work, no one is in a hurry.

The headline is meant to be clever, using the phrase "a month of Sundays" without its normal idiomatic meaning.