Doom and gloom

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British pronunciation/dˈuːm and ɡlˈuːm/
American pronunciation/dˈuːm ænd ɡlˈuːm/
doom and gloom

a feeling or attitude that makes one believe that things can only get worse after a certain point

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doom and gloom definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "doom and gloom" and when to use it?

The phrase "doom and gloom" originated in the English language and its exact origin is difficult to trace. It is believed to have emerged in the mid-20th century, gaining popularity in the 1960s and 1970s. It can be used more broadly to express dissatisfaction with overly negative or pessimistic perspectives in personal conversations, social commentary, or media discussions.

The environmental report presented a stark picture of doom and gloom, highlighting the devastating effects of climate change on ecosystems and biodiversity.
Despite the positive advancements, some critics paint a picture of doom and gloom for the future of technological innovation.
While acknowledging the challenges, it's important not to succumb to a constant state of doom and gloom, but instead seek solutions and hope for a better future.
The media often focuses on the doom and gloom of current events, overshadowing the positive stories that also deserve attention.
The economic downturn created an atmosphere of doom and gloom, with businesses struggling to survive and individuals facing job losses.
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