Idiom – Down in the mouth

  • Idiom – Down in the mouth
  • Meaning – Sad or depressed. A person who is down in the mouth is probably showing visible signs of unhappiness.
Usage:

When could you use this idiom?

  • A friend is looking unhappy at the moment.
  • You’ve had some sad news.
  • Somebody you know is looking depressed.
  • Your football team lost an important match.
Example:
  • “I heard that Jack failed his English exam last week. He’s been down in the mouth ever since.”
Discuss:
  • Is there an idiom like this in your country?
What is an idiom?

An idiom is a word or phrase that is not taken literally.  An idiom is an expression that cannot be understood from the meanings of its individual words, but has a separate meaning of its own.

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