Down in the dumps

Down in the dumps

Meaning

  sad, unhappy, discouraged and/or depressed.

Examples

I’ve been down in the dumps since I realized my boyfriend is not in love with me.??

I’ve been down in the dumps since my cat died.

Every winter I feel down in the dumps when it gets dark really early in the evening.

She’s been down in the dumps since her parents announced they are getting divorced.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What does the idiom ‘Down in the dumps’ mean?

The idiom Down in the dumps means “to deal with a difficult situation without being harmed or damaged”

How do you use ‘Down in the dumps’ in a sentence?

Example usage of idiom ‘Down in the dumps’: Newspapers have weathered the storm of online information by providing news online themselves.

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