Idiom: March comes in like a lion

Writing in the snow

Writing in the snow

Is this the last snow of the winter? It was very warm all weekend and then I woke up to this. It’s the 17th… I thought March was supposed to go out like a lamb!

English proverbMarch comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.

What does this proverb mean?

March “comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb” means that the weather is very cold (“freezing cold” or “bitter cold”) at the beginning part of the month of March but the weather is warmer at the end of the month.

It is also possible to just say “in like a lion and out like a lamb.” It’s a shorter way to say the same thing.

Fresh snow

Fresh snow

Well, it’s the 17th of March, which it is smack in the middle of the month so maybe it’s not quite time for it to go out like a lamb.

I sure hope it’s out like a lamb because we have had a lot of snow this year and everyone is ready for spring weather!

How about you? How was your weather this year?


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5 thoughts on “Idiom: March comes in like a lion

  1. Khalida

    In our country march is a very beautiful season. It usually starts from15th feb and ends in mid of April. So it is vey short and i can say march comes like a lion but it aldo goes like a lion


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