If the economy is back in the dumps, the nation may just want change.
One thing I hope Obama dumps when the Wednesday morning hangover dawns: all that talk of changing Washington.
In the books, Cersei gets very down in the dumps, starts putting on weight, and hits the bottle hard.
Just when spirits are lowest, sometimes, we look to sky and see giant flock of dumps soaring together overhead.
If California dumps the death penalty this November, abolitionists will probably dance in the streets.
dumps left the house at the commencement of the bustle, and walked home with a light step, and (for him) a cheerful heart.
Can you deny what is in everybody's mouth, when a person is in the dumps?
Had Linton's play been produced there, you would see him now all smiles instead of down in the dumps.
I get in the dumps at times, and don't open my mouth for days on end.
One must have a fit of the dumps sometimes; life is not all syrup of roses'—rather crossly for Roy.
"low spirits," 1520s, plural of dumpe "a fit of musing," possibly from Dutch domp "haze, mist," from Middle Dutch damp "vapor" (see damp (n.)).
early 14c., "throw down or fall with force," perhaps from a Scandinavian source (cf. Danish dumpe, Norwegian dumpa "to fall suddenly"). The sense of "unload en masse" is first recorded in American English 1784. That of "discard, abandon" is from 1919. Related: Dumped; dumping. Dump truck is from 1930.
"place where refuse is dumped," 1865, originally of mining operations, from dump (v.). Meaning "any shabby place" is from 1899. Meaning "act of defecating" is from 1942.
[origin uncertain; perhaps related to a Scandinavian term meaning ''to fall suddenly,'' the connection being the tipping out of a load from a cart]