Down in the Dumps

It's been quite a while since I've shared an idiom here, but this morning I was inspired. I found myself writing the phrase Down in the Dumps. It means to be depressed or sad with great intensity.
One of the things that can be confusing is that a "dump" can be a term for a central garbage location. Down in the dumps does not have anything to do with that.

Though I've got to admit that the times that I have been down in the dumps, I might have felt like garbage ... or that I wanted to be buried in a hole. But that's a different thing.

So, that's your idiom for today. As always, if you have an idiom that's causing confusion, Please, comment. I'd be happy to help!

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