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fin de saison adjective

Unwelcoming, with many facilities closed

Example

Sorry, children, it all looks a bit fin de saison

Origin

During a holiday in France pretty much everything we wanted to do closed in our second week, which ran into September

Collected by

Mum – 1960s
Pauline Iliff (Dixon) – mother of Mark, JM, G & Bel

Notes

”Non, fin de saison” (no, it’s the end of the season) was the pretty invariable reponse when we asked if the café, shop or whatever would be opening later in the day

Submitted: 13/05/2022 by Mark

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