in a blue funk

in a blue funk

1. In a melancholy, depressed, or dejected state. Jill has been in a blue funk ever since her wife moved out.
2. In an extremely anxious, nervous, or fearful state. I was in a blue funk waiting to hear the outcome of the surgery.
See also: blue, funk

blue funk, in a

1. In a state of panic or terror. For example, Just because the bride's mother is late, you needn't get in a blue funk. This term originated in the mid-1700s as in a funk, the adjective blue, meaning "affected with fear or anxiety," being added a century later.
2. In a state of dejection, sad. For example, Anne has been in a blue funk since her dog died. This usage employs blue in the sense of "sad"-a meaning that first emerged in the late 1300s. Also see have the blues.
See also: blue

in a blue funk

mod. sad; depressed. Don’t be in a blue funk. Things’ll get better.
See also: blue, funk