There was the following sentence in the article of Time magazine (May 7) under the title of “5 things politicians must stop saying”:
The midterm elections are coming in much the way of crocuses — provided crocuses bought billions of dollars worth of ads to announce their approach, spent most of that money saying mean things about other crocuses and were gerrymandered into safe gardens anyway, so really what’s the point? But never mind, they’re coming all the same. http://time.com/90382/politicians-words-stop-saying/
According to Merriam Webster Dictionary, crocus is:
- Any of a genus (Crocus) of herbs of the iris family developing from corms and having solitary long-tubed flowers and slender linear leaves
- A dark red ferric oxide used for polishing metals,
and has nothing to do with politics and elections.
What does the word, crocuses represent for in the context of the above article?