gloom and doom


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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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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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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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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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BNYDC Board Chairman Lutkins said: "Despite the gloom and doom we all hear about everyday about the economic downturn throughout the northeast region, the Navy Yard continues to be a magnet for both new and expanding businesses."
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Instead all he gives them is his personal message of gloom and doom. He does not qualify his statement in any way--no ifs, ands, or buts.
The years of gloom and doom between enactment of OBRA '87 and the first site visits are over, and both sides seem to be settling down to discuss how the reforms can be made to work.
The new investment arrived in a week of gloom and doom for the Welsh workforce.