Groundhog-day definition

(informal) A situation in which undesirable events appear to be repeating themselves in a cyclical fashion.
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February 2, on which according to popular legend the groundhog emerges from its burrow, prompting the prediction of an early spring if it does not see its shadow or six more weeks of winter if it does.
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Feb. 2, when, according to tradition, the groundhog comes out of hibernation: if it sees its shadow, it supposedly returns to its hole for six more weeks of winter weather.
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An annual festival held in Canada and the USA on February 2 in which the arrival time of the spring season is predicted by whether or not a certain groundhog can see its shadow or not.
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Origin of groundhog-day

  • From the film Groundhog Day.

    From Wiktionary