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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!
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pile the gloom on

To exaggerate one's pain, difficulties, or problems in order to get more sympathy from others. Primarily heard in UK. My wife's been piling the gloom on about her sore back so that I'll do more of the work around the house this weekend. Did you hear Tom? He was really piling the gloom on to the boss to try to get this Friday off work.
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pile on the gloom

To exaggerate one's pain, difficulties, or problems in order to get more sympathy from others. Primarily heard in UK. My wife's been piling on the gloom about her sore back so that I'll do more of the work around the house this weekend. Did you hear Tom? He was really piling on the gloom to the boss to try to get this Friday off work.
See also: gloom, on, pile

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

gloom and doom

Utter pessimism, expecting the worst. This rhyming phrase, which is sometimes reversed to doom and gloom, dates from the mid-1900s but became widely used only from the 1980s on. Nigel Rees cites an early use in the musical comedy Finian’s Rainbow (1947), in which a pessimistic leprechaun sings, “I told you that gold could only bring you doom and gloom, gloom and doom.” More recently, Clive Cussler wrote, “Pitt stared at Gunn, mildly surprised that the second-in-command was prey to his own thoughts of doom and gloom” (Sahara, 1992).
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"The players are giving it absolutely everything, we're playing a good brand of football, we are fit and organised so there's no gloom and doom."
Using his piano Matthew created a spooky/horror character called 'Uncle Doom and His Organ Of Gloom' that could drive around playing well known music and sound effects that are associated with Halloween.
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. There is no plot to speak of.
The mournful gloom did nothing to squash thee high spirits
and "call" for "tripartite closed meeting" warns of tampering with Taif "Table of dialogue" between Berri and Hariri THE DAILYSTAR: Nasrallah diatribe casts gloom on national dialogue --A sudden outburst of political escalation between Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah and former premier Saad Hariri has cast gloom over a crucial round of national dialogue, amid dim hopes that rival leaders would be able to make any breakthrough either in the presidential election deadlock or in a new vote system.
Given the doom and gloom forecasts since then from both Cameron and Osborne it is certainly a question demanding answers, particularly since these or indeed any forecasts for such gloom or the need for an emergency budget which would mitigate much of their economic promises made in that manifesto, were not mentioned.
QPR boss Chris Ramsey insists there is no "doom and gloom" among his players ahead of Rangers' crunch relegation encounter at West Brom.
SPORT has this ability to lift your spirits even amidst gloom. On Wednesday, the Jammu and Kashmir Ranji Trophy team did that to give people in the Valley an incredible high, as they defeated Mumbai in their season opener.
Chidambram, accusing him of running away from the upcoming general elections, and added that he has reduced the nation from 'Shining India' to 'Gloom India'.
It will banish room gloom. Multicoloured harlequin rug PS128, debenhams.com IF this colourful rug was a typeface, it would probably be called "bright floral extra bold" but, as it''s a rug, we''ll just call it joyous.
You read on and suddenly the sun comes out, the gloom is gone and it is a beautiful day.
Summary: The World Bank's chief economist said Monday the gloom surrounding India's economy had been "overplayed" and the country was not in danger of a full-blown crisis.
ALASTAIR COOK believes all is not necessarily "doom and gloom" for Australia, despite the injury-enforced absence today of his opposite number Michael Clarke.
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.