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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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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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This gloom-and-doom theory has been resurrected under the guise of sustainable development, calling for changes in virtually every aspect of our consumption and production.
Perhaps unavoidably, several sections are already laughably outmoded, such as the gloom-and-doom forecast about a WorldCom empire or the naysaying over DVDs.
At that event, Robertson, who is prone to make gloom-and-doom predictions, said of Y2K, "What we are looking at is a manmade global crisis of such magnitude that nobody really can assess it."
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"I'm not as concerned as some of the gloom-and-doom people."
In such a chilling environment, that shiny, new, total-quality initiative risks becoming just another fat target for the gloom-and-doom machine.
Following on the heels of all the gloom-and-doom pronouncements about the markets and the economy at year-end came word that worldwide corporate defaults had reached a 10-year high in 2000 -- along with the prediction that they will remain at high levels this year and into 2002.