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have the blues

To be or feel generally sad or melancholy. I don't know what it is, but I find I always have the blues on Sundays.
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have the blues

Also, feel blue. Feel depressed or sad, as in After seeing the old house in such bad shape, I had the blues for weeks, or Patricia tends to feel blue around the holidays. The noun blues, meaning "low spirits," was first recorded in 1741 and may come from blue devil, a 17th-century term for a baleful demon, or from the adjective blue meaning "sad," a usage first recorded in Chaucer's Complaint of Mars (c. 1385). The idiom may have been reinforced by the notion that anxiety produces a livid skin color. Also see blue funk.
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References in classic literature ?
Emotional delight is more filling and lasting than intellectual delight; and, besides, you pay for your moments of intellectual delight by having the blues.
He will keep Friar Tuck and Much the miller's son from having the blues.
Having the blues isn't always a bad thing -- it can lead to inspiration, creativity and a way out of our own minds.
Having the Blues visit put a smile of the children's faces which we was lovely to see.
It is a book about being red, having the blues and wearing white.
As one of millions of people who suffer from depression, I can testify that there is a world of difference between clinical depression and the experience of having the blues or feeling down, which everyone experiences at some point.
TOMMY Mooney believes contract rebel Darren Purse has become a better player since having the Blues captaincy taken off him.
Get Cozy: Sometimes the best way to deal with having the blues is to soak up some of the stuff.