down in the dumps | down in the mouth

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This page is about the idiom down in the dumps | down in the mouth.

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

a. you've just had some bad news

b. you've just got your dream job

c. you've just seen a scary movie

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Contributor: Matt Errey