in the dumps


  1. a depressed state of mind (usually preceded by in the): to be in the dumps over money problems.

pl n

  1. informal a state of melancholy or depression (esp in the phrase down in the dumps)

“low spirits,” 1520s, plural of dumpe “a fit of musing,” possibly from Dutch domp “haze, mist,” from Middle Dutch damp “vapor” (see damp (n.)).

see down in the dumps.

see down in the dumps.

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