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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