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down in the dumps | down in the mouth Informal

Meaning: If you're down in the dumps, or down in the mouth, you're feeling sad.

For example:

  • I've been feeling down in the dumps ever since I lost my job.

  • What's wrong with Mandy? She's been looking a bit down in the mouth all day.

Quick Quiz:

It's perfectly normal to feel a bit down in the dumps if
  1. you've just had some bad news
  2. you've just got your dream job
  3. you've just seen a scary movie

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