down in the mouth
I. adjective Date: 1649 dejected 1 II. phrasal dejected, sulky

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  • Down in the mouth — Mouth Mouth (mouth), n.; pl. {Mouths} (mou[th]z). [OE. mouth, mu[thorn], AS. m[=u][eth]; akin to D. mond, OS. m[=u][eth], G. mund, Icel. mu[eth]r, munnr, Sw. mun, Dan. mund, Goth. mun[thorn]s, and possibly L. mentum chin; or cf. D. muil mouth,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Down in the mouth — Down Down, a. 1. Downcast; as, a down look. [R.] [1913 Webster] 2. Downright; absolute; positive; as, a down denial. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] 3. Downward; going down; sloping; as, a down stroke; a down grade; a down train on a railway.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • down in the mouth — adjective Sad or discouraged, especially as indicated by ones facial appearance. Is the old un here? asked the robber. Yes, replied the voice, and precious down in the mouth he has been. Syn: dejected, disheartened, dispirited …   Wiktionary

  • Down at the mouth — Mouth Mouth (mouth), n.; pl. {Mouths} (mou[th]z). [OE. mouth, mu[thorn], AS. m[=u][eth]; akin to D. mond, OS. m[=u][eth], G. mund, Icel. mu[eth]r, munnr, Sw. mun, Dan. mund, Goth. mun[thorn]s, and possibly L. mentum chin; or cf. D. muil mouth,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Down at the mouth — Down Down, a. 1. Downcast; as, a down look. [R.] [1913 Webster] 2. Downright; absolute; positive; as, a down denial. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] 3. Downward; going down; sloping; as, a down stroke; a down grade; a down train on a railway.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • down in the dumps — or[down in the mouth] {adj. phr.}, {informal} Sad or discouraged; gloomy; dejected. * /The boys were certainly down in the dumps when they heard that their team had lost./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • down in the dumps — or[down in the mouth] {adj. phr.}, {informal} Sad or discouraged; gloomy; dejected. * /The boys were certainly down in the dumps when they heard that their team had lost./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • Down in the Valley (Squeeze song) — This article is about the Squeeze recording. For other uses, see Down in the Valley. Down in the Valley Single by Squeeze Released May 11, 1998 (UK) …   Wikipedia

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