in the depths of (something)

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in the depths of (something)

In the middle of and wholly consumed by a particularly negative and/or difficult situation or emotional state. The country was in the depths of the worst economic disaster of the last century. While I was in the depths of depression, I found that I couldn't even get out of bed in the morning.
See also: depth, of
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From exultation she had passed to the depths of depression which the imagination of her death aroused.
But Boumsong revealed that his failure to come to terms with Scottish accents plunged him into the depths of depression.
Just a few years ago, rocker Carol Decker, the flame haired front girl for hit band T'Pau, was in the depths of depression.
God knows we English have been in the depths of depression, what with losing semi-finals on penalty shoot-outs and such like.
McKenzie revealed his Brockville mates helped lift him from the depths of depression in the days that followed his mum's death.
She doesn't blame the foster family who cared for her daughter as she slipped into the depths of depression or the health staff who cared for her in the final months of her life.
The midfielder is clearly loving every minute of his new lifestyle and he's desperate to repay Dortmund for dragging him out of the depths of depression - and making him a superstar.
A character who, even when battered into the depths of depression, will still deliver a straight, bullsh*t-free assessment of what we have all seen.
When you're doing well you get this glow of comfort and if you're doing badly you get into ridiculous depths of depression.
A MAN returns from the depths of depression and a career-threatening injury to almost single-handedly win the World Cup Final, then scores a goal in a match which makes his new team World Club Champions, and still people say he is unworthy of being named European Footballer of The Year.
James Morrison knows Scotland have it in them to hoist themselves from the depths of depression.
EXCLUSIVE BY SIMON MULLOCK PAUL LAKE knows from his own painful experience how football's fickle fortunes can plunge players into the depths of depression.