look bleak

look bleak

To seem or appear very unfavorable or utterly hopeless; to seem grim or bleak. Whenever things start to look bleak in life, my children always make me feel immensely better. After reviewing the fourth quarter financials, things are looking pretty bleak for the company.
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Things look bleak for Rhona as the trial gets under way and Vanessa's lie under oath makes it all worse.
While the weather may be dry and mild at the moment, long-term forecasts look bleak for the second half of October.
Prospects of racing over obstacles on Tuesday also look bleak, with officials at Chepstow making an early decision to call off proceedings.
But any aspirations he had of building popular support for his own party in the hope that the Conservatives can win an overall majority next time look bleak, given the findings of the lastest YouGov poll.
When he is made redundant from his job, things start to look bleak for Ron and wife Tina, until Nina, a friend from their younger days, pays them a visit.
Ian O'Donnell, Warwickshire and Coventry chairman of the FSB, said: "The beginning of 2012 is starting to look bleak with confidence incredibly low and businesses looking to shed staff.
But Greece's budget numbers look bleak because its growth forecast looks bleak.
It means hundreds of families are at risk of losing their homes - and the situation continues to look bleak in 2009.
PAUL McGINLEY'S hopes of making Europe's Ryder Cup team look bleak after he missed the cut at the Saint-Omer Open in France.
'But I'm under no illusion that things look bleak for me here, but until the situation changes, I have a starting date to return to training with Cardiff City.'
However, the long-term markets look bleak for the firms.
It was always going to be tough but with further handicaps in the way of injuries and suspensions our semi-final hopes look bleak.
Things look bleak until leprechauns change Old Pat's fate.
Things look bleak indeed as George realizes that the firm is a dinosaur.
Things look bleak for the Rhondda side as they and Rumney are well adrift of the clubs above them.