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Meaning of "down in the dumps"



 
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Meaning of "down in the dumps" #1 (permalink) Tue Apr 26, 2005 14:32 pm   Meaning of "down in the dumps"
 

Test No. express/advan-17 "Down to Earth", question 1

Poor Charlie has been down in the dumps since he learned that he's lost his job.

(a) miserable
(b) angry
(c) furious
(d) uneasy

Test No. express/advan-17 "Down to Earth", answer 1

Poor Charlie has been miserable since he learned that he's lost his job.

Correct answer: (a) miserable
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What's the meaning of the expression "down in the dumps"?

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Down in the dumps #2 (permalink) Tue Apr 26, 2005 18:03 pm   Down in the dumps
 

This means unhappy, depressed, miserable.
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Meaning of "down in the dumps" #3 (permalink) Tue Nov 28, 2006 6:01 am   Meaning of "down in the dumps"
 

Hi,

Could I look upon it as a synonym of 'in the dumps' or severer than the latter?

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