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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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Despite all the problems of last year, when everything seemed to go wrong - desperate attempts by Remainers to reverse the referendum,a poor election result, with a weakened Mrs May and nailbiting votes in Parliament, we are now onto stage 2 of our negotiations For Remainers, it is looking bleak. They forecast higher unemployment, no growth and an economy flat on its back, none of which happened - in fact, the reverse.
EASTENDERS BBC1, 7.30pm Things are looking bleak for Kat and Alfie, who are told the waiting list for a council house in Walford is months.
Things are looking bleak for Ariadne (Aiysha Hart).
"Their future is looking bleak. Only by addressing the chronic under-supply of new homes can we stem financial pressure on families and Government."
COVENTRY and Warwickshire business leaders warn that the start of 2012 is looking bleak for small firms.
What they hadn't reckoned with, though, was the small matter of uni graduations - plus a few thousand other cultural luminaries descending on the city for the museum launch.Things were looking bleak, but you can't just leaves a Beatle legend's widow homeless in his home city, can you?
LESS than two months ago the future was looking bleak for Hull head coach Richard Agar.
ITV1, Friday, 9pm Things are looking bleak for the eponymous medic.
But Lenny''s diagnosis sends her up to intensive care, with the outcome looking bleak.
Things are looking bleak for the Trevanions in the last of the series, as fire sweeps through the hospital and threatens the house.
Last year, things had been looking bleak for the dance world.
Prospects were looking bleak after a downbeat forecast earlier in the week, when the meeting was supported at a low of 1.13 to be off.
With a rash of retirements in the Senate this year, and redistricting all over the country favoring the incumbent majority in the House, things had been looking bleak for the D's.
THINGS WERE LOOKING BLEAK. Another month of the same old same--Skulls?