in the doldrums meaning

  "in the doldrums" in a sentence
[American idiom]
sluggish; inactive; in low spirits.
He's usually in the doldrums in the winter.
I had some bad news yesterday, which put me into the doldrums.

[American slang]
Fig. sluggish; inactive; in low spirits. (Typically: be ~; put someone [into] ~.)
  He's usually in the doldrums in the winter.
  I had some bad news yesterday, which put me into the doldrums.

Examples

More:   Next
  1. he's been in the doldrums ever since she left him
  2. mr . wang appears to be in the doldrums when he faces a language barrier
  3. my brother has been in the doldrums since he failed to get on the swimming team
  4. next time you're down in the doldrums, you might want to avoid the mall
  5. jerry falwell's death this week came at a time when the movement he helped create is in the doldrums

Related Words

  1. in the course of time meaning
  2. in the dark meaning
  3. in the dirt meaning
  4. in the dock meaning
  5. in the doghouse meaning
  6. in the drink meaning
  7. in the driver's seat meaning
  8. in the end meaning
  9. in the event meaning
  10. in the event of meaning
PC Version