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The Arabic idiom in the apricot season translates to “in your dreams,” presumably because the growing season for this fruit is so brief. Incidentally, the etymological root of “apricot,” which means “to ripen early,” is shared with the word precocious. The Egyptian Arabic saying ate the camel and all it carried is the equivalent of “to eat someone out of house and home.” This is part of a complete episode.

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