Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z

In the doldrums

Depressed; dull and listless. For example, Dean’s in the doldrums for most of every winter. This expression alludes to the maritime doldrums, a belt of calms and light winds north of the equator in which sailing ships were often becalmed. [ Early 1800s ]
Also see: down in the dumps


Read Also:

  • In the dumper

    adjective phrase

  • In the eye

    In addition to the idiom beginning with in the eye

  • In the eye of

    1. In the center or focal point of something, as in They were right in the eye of this controversy. This term employs eye in the sense of “a central spot,” a usage dating from the mid-1700s. 2. in the eyes of. In the view or opinion of, from the standpoint of. For example, In […]

  • In the face

    Related Terms a slap in the face, till one is blue in the face In addition to the idiom beginning with in the face

Disclaimer: In the doldrums definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.