gloom and doom


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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
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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.
In a surprise move that belies the forecasts of gloom and doom surrounding the Bay Area real estate market, one San Francisco law firm is betting on the region's future.
That difference is the upbeat optimistic future versus the gloom and doom crowd.
Instead all he gives them is his personal message of gloom and doom.
When Roderick finds out that his wife (Maria de Medeiros) is not only alive but also sharing the bed of his brother, the saddest music competition becomes a family feud with the gloom and doom becoming more overwrought as the rounds progress to the finals.
The transition from life to death is a very intimate time, not gloom and doom, and is meant to be shared and celebrated,'' says Penny.
That the story is beautifully acted and seamlessly told certainly compensates for the prevailing gloom and doom, but that might not keep some people from feeling the urge to hurl themselves from theater balconies after watching the movie.
The demoness in charge (Rhea Pearlman) spouts witless lines like, ``Nothing like a little gloom and doom to darken up the whole day'' and, ``We all have to answer to a lower authority.