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merchant of doom

A person who always focuses on the potential negative outcomes of a situation. I refuse to watch the evening news anymore because the reporters have all become merchants of doom.
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But manager Tommy Wright isn't joining the merchants of doom.
And let me say this worst speech in living memory to those merchants of doom, the whingers and the whiners who say we should have done better, we didn't win.
I say to the merchants of doom, in the words of Shakespeare's Henry V, if you have no stomach for this fight depart the battlefields" - Unite union general secretary Len McCluskey's message to delegates at the Labour Party conference in Liverpool.
Of course, yo always had the Bible set standing on their wooden box saying yo would all goo to 'ell if yo didn't believe, together with the other merchants of doom and gloom telling yo that the end of the world was nigh.
I would rather listen to them than to the merchants of doom, and the merchants of gloom.
As much as the ratings agencies are generally the merchants of doom and gloom, the 2015 troika forecasts appear to be overly optimistic.
Now, just because he's lost games to the champions of Spain and Holland either side of a draw with the best team in Germany, the merchants of doom are already sharpening their daggers.
Not surprisingly, the merchants of doom are already pointing out we effectively haven't spent anything.
Although many merchants of doom are "serious, well-respected individuals," their views are often "built on exaggerations and faulty assumptions" (Schulz & Binstock, 2006, p.
The Merchants of Doom, according to Schulz and Binstock, are a "variety of politicians, policy pundits, academicians, and journalists" who "give dire predictions" by "overstating the problems" of population aging.
The merchants of doom opposed to holiday homes in North Wales often refer darkly to the fate suffered by the Lake District, where so many homes are taken by holiday makers.
Yet the merchants of doom and gloom are now predicting an outpouring of vomit and violence as bingers drink themselves senseless.
Despite losing 13-7, he feels the side learned a lot fromthe encounter and he holds no truck with the merchants of doom who can look no further than Coventry's position in the league.
Some media merchants of doom are predicting the ad-supported station biz could, in fact, soon go the way of the dinosaur.
There is a strong market for jump racing, both as a spectator sport and a betting medium yet, if you listen to the post-OFT merchants of doom, you wouldn't think so.