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doom and gloom

(A situation) characterized by negativity or futility. The situation isn't all doom and gloom—there are still plenty of good schools that did accept you!
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gloom and doom

(Characterized by) negativity or futility. The situation isn't all gloom and doom—there are still plenty of good schools that did accept you!
See also: and, doom, gloom

doom and gloom

a general feeling of pessimism or despondency.
This expression, sometimes found as gloom and doom , was particularly pertinent to fears about a nuclear holocaust during the cold war period of the 1950s and 1960s. It became a catchphrase in the 1968 film Finian's Rainbow.
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ˌdoom and ˈgloom

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ˌgloom and ˈdoom

a general feeling of having lost all hope and of pessimism (= expecting things to go badly): Despite the obvious setbacks, it’s not all doom and gloom for the England team.
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pile on the ˈagony/ˈgloom

(informal, especially British English)
1 make something unpleasant sound much worse than it really is in order to gain sympathy from other people: He always piles on the agony when he has a cold; you’d think he was dying.
2 make somebody feel even worse about an unpleasant situation: The latest fare increase just piles on the gloom for rail passengers, who already feel they are paying too much.
See also: agony, gloom, on, pile
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The action takes place in the claustrophobic setting of the dismal prison camp, a place of dread where only occasional shafts of light brighten the gloom.
Striker Patterson said: "There's a lot of doom and gloom about it but as players you want to play the big teams in the Europa League.
Amidst all this gloom if a bunch of boys led by dynamic off spinner Rasool tore the form book to shreds, it brings joy to J& K.
We were gutted when Paul left but after his departure we spoke about the importance of sticking together" GLOOM McALISTER
I don't think it's not all doom and gloom for them, but losing your captain is tough.
Morris lifts Gloom to win Haftohaf, Marco Botti's only runner on the card, was sent off a short-priced favourite to land the 7f handicap, but the four-year-old was run out of it close home by the William Muir-trained The Guru Of Gloom, ridden by Luke Morris.
It looks like more doom and gloom for months, if not years, ahead.
JAMES PERCH has dismissed talk of doom and gloom in the Newcastle United locker room.
Sure, there's been the odd break in the gloom and rise in temperature - there was a particular sunny spell between 2.
But the BCC says gloom over the UK's economic prospects is unjustified.
We had eight players out and still had a good performance, so it is not all doom and gloom," Wenger said.
TOP psychologist Jo Hemmings says: I'm not in the least surprised people are turning to sex amid all the doom and gloom.
AT LAST in these times of gloom, we have something to cheer us up - the new Sikh temple in Leamington, which was featured recently in the Telegraph.
The light at the end of the June Gloom tunnel is tentatively shining for Californians craving some sunshine.
An artist tried to lift the February gloom by releasing more than 2,000 pink smiley faces into the air.