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.
|an arrangement of five objects, as trees, in a square or rectangle, one at each corner and one in the middle.|
|a scrap or morsel of food left at a meal.|
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