Doom and Gloom
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Doom and Gloom


You use the expression “Doom and Gloom” to discuss a feeling, atmosphere, or sense of despondency, pessimism, or general glumness. The phrase is often connected to political or business dealings as well as to personal feelings.

Example in use: ‘It’s been Doom and Gloom around the office ever since we lost that important account.”

Interesting fact

The phrase “Doom and Gloom” was first seen in late 19th century newspapers, and was initially limited to discussions of politics and finance. The 1947 stage production Finian’s Rainbow led to more widespread use.