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doom and gloom
Characterized by negativity or futility. The situation isn't all doom and gloom—there are still plenty of good schools that did accept you!
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!
doom and glooma 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.
ˌdoom and ˈgloom,
ˌgloom and ˈdooma 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.
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.