down in the mouth


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down in the mouth

Visibly sad or depressed. Molly's been moping around all week, and I have no idea why she's so down in the mouth. Rob has been down in the mouth ever since Gloria broke up with him.
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down in the mouth

BRITISH, INFORMAL
If you are down in the mouth, you feel unhappy. George seemed a bit down in the mouth yesterday. The bad news left her feeling really down in the mouth.
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down in the mouth

(of a person or their expression) unhappy or dejected. informal
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down in the ˈmouth

(informal) unhappy and depressed: Why is she looking so down in the mouth?
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down in the mouth

Sad, unhappy. The term refers to a mournful facial expression, with the corners of the mouth drawn down. Known by the mid-seventeenth century, it appears in print in Bishop Joseph Hall’s Cases of Conscience (1649): “The Roman Orator was down in the mouth, finding himselfs thus cheated by the moneychanger.” Occasionally it appeared with at instead of in (“He’ll never more be down-at-mouth,” Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Dante and His Circle, 1850), a usage that is now obsolete. See also down in the dumps.
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