no joy in Mudville

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no joy in Mudville

A phrase used to describe an overall sense of sadness or disappointment. It comes from the 1888 poem "Casey at the Bat" by Ernest Lawrence Thayer. Believe me, there's been no joy in Mudville ever since my sister and her boyfriend broke up. There will be no joy in Mudville once Billy learns he didn't make the basketball team.
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