Idiom – Down In The Mouth

English Idiom – Down in the mouth.

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

The idiom like a bear with a sore head can be used to describe somebody who is extremely angry, annoyed, or irritable.


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.


  • “I heard that Jack failed his English exam last week. He’s been down in the mouth ever since.”

In The News:

“After the train crash [at the end of the previous season] everyone’s a little bit glum, and a little bit down in the mouth so he decides to have a Poplartunity Knocks talent contest in Florrie Hall with all the locals. And some of them – believe me – are shocking.”


  • 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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