One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘sometimes I can laugh it off but inside it gets me down’
depress, make sad, sadden, make unhappy, cast down, make gloomy, make despondent, dispirit
break someone's spirit, dampen someone's spirit, dash someone's hopes, dishearten, demoralize, discourage, daunt, crush, shake, desolate, weigh down, weigh heavily on, hang over, oppress
upset, distress, grieve, haunt, harrow, cause suffering to, break someone's heart, make one's heart bleed, bring tears to one's eyes
informal give someone the blues, make someone fed up, knock the stuffing out of, knock for six, knock sideways
cheer someone up
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