blue funk, in a

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in a blue funk

1. In a melancholy, depressed, or dejected state. Jill has been in a blue funk ever since her wife moved out.
2. In an extremely anxious, nervous, or fearful state. I was in a blue funk waiting to hear the outcome of the surgery.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

blue funk, in a

1. In a state of panic or terror. For example, Just because the bride's mother is late, you needn't get in a blue funk. This term originated in the mid-1700s as in a funk, the adjective blue, meaning "affected with fear or anxiety," being added a century later.
2. In a state of dejection, sad. For example, Anne has been in a blue funk since her dog died. This usage employs blue in the sense of "sad"-a meaning that first emerged in the late 1300s. Also see have the blues.
See also: blue
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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