March comes in like a lion, and goes out like a lamb

March comes in like a lion, and goes out like a lamb
The weather is traditionally wild at the beginning of March, but fair by the end.

a 1625 J. FLETCHER Wife for Month (1717) II. i. ‘I would chuse March, for I would come in like a Lion.’.. ‘But you’d go out like a Lamb when you went to hanging.’

1670 J. RAY English Proverbs 41 March hack ham [hackande = annoying] comes in like a lion, goes out like a lamb.

1849 C. BRONTE Shirley II. iv. Charming and fascinating he resolved to be. Like March, having come in like a lion, he purposed to go out like a lamb.

1906 E. HOLDEN Country Diary of Edwardian Lady (1977) 25 March has come in like a lamb with a warm wind..from the South-west.

2002 Times 2 Mar. 26 ‘When March comes in like a lion, it goes out like a lamb’ goes the old folklore saying... The reverse, however, is also true, and the saying continues: ‘When March comes in like a lamb, it goes out like a lion,’ which does not bode well for us this year.

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