merchant of doom

merchant of doom

A person who always focuses on the potential negative outcomes of a situation. I refuse to watch the evening news anymore because the reporters have all become merchants of doom.
See also: doom, merchant, of
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I am not usually a merchant of doom but prepare for change.
It seems churlish to be the merchant of doom after a victory.
I'm not being a merchant of doom. It's just that I care, like everyone else up here, and United must not get into the habit of not winning, believing the cushion they have guarantees a soft landing.
"Unregulated taxis could prowl the streets and strip clubs could be set up on any corner," the merchant of doom predicts.
Without wanting to be a merchant of doom, it's essential that nobody gets complacent about our situation.
Avoid spending too much time with a friend who is a merchant of doom. They may have reasons to feel down, but they have also brought a lot of problems on themselves.
This maternal merchant of doom is played by the great Deborah (formerly Debbie) Harry - who will always star in my personal hall of fame thanks to her Blondie days when she sang Atomic, the best pop song of the '80s.
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