Definition of down in the mouth in US English:

down in the mouth


  • (of a person or their expression) unhappy; dejected.

    • ‘Watkinson said: ‘Against Essex we were up against a side full of confidence and looking forward to a cup final, while maybe we were a bit down in the mouth after losing in the semi.’’
    • ‘I was down in the mouth, feeling as though I had nothing going on in my life.’
    • ‘It seems that City stockbrokers are a little down in the mouth.’
    • ‘It is no wonder that the Government is a little down in the mouth this week.’
    • ‘Later on I learned that Steiger almost always was down in the mouth and, if he was in a good mood, had a wistful look about him.’
    • ‘If you were down in the mouth over something, he'd come and snuggle up to you and give you a kiss.’
    • ‘She seems to accept it though and isn't getting too down in the mouth about it.’
    • ‘Yet he still managed to find something to be down in the mouth about.’
    • ‘Consequently, high street spending is likely to stay challenging as long as consumers remain down in the mouth.’
    • ‘When Rena visited me the other night, she was down in the mouth about something.’
    unhappy, dejected, sad, miserable, down, downhearted, downcast, depressed, blue, melancholy, gloomy, glum, dispirited, discouraged, disheartened, despondent, disconsolate, with a long face, forlorn, crestfallen, woebegone, subdued, fed up, out of sorts, low, in low spirits, in the doldrums, heavy-hearted
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