💔 SAD IDIOMS 💔
1. Down in the mouth
means to look unhappy.
She seems to be down in the mouth. Maybe she failed her exams.
2. Down in the dumps
to describe a person’s mood or the way they feel.
Nina seems to be down in the dumps because she broke up with her boyfriend recently.
3. Reduce to tears
to make someone cry or to be so unhappy, and down that, you begin to cry.
My boss reduced me to tears with his constant criticism today.
4. Lump in your throat
So emotional, we get a feeling in our throat that means we are about to cry. We are upset, sad, and we worry.
His speech was so emotional that I lumped my throat.
5. Feeling blue/to have the blues
The colour blue is associated with depression, a bad mood, and sadness.
I was feeling blue yesterday.
6. Face like a wet weekend
This expression is a British slang. It may come from a situation where a person wants to relax, do something outdoors, or get some fresh air on the weekend but can’t because the weather leaves much to be desired – it’s overcast, cold, or continuously raining, and this makes the person sad or depressed.
Billy, your face is like a wet weekend. What’s wrong?
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