Ramadan

The ninth month of the Mahometan year, and the Mussulman's Lent or Holy Month.

“November is the financial Ramadan of the Sublime Porte.” —The Times.

That is, when the Turkish Government promises all kinds of financial reforms and curtailments of national expenses.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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