down in the mouth


Examples of down in the mouth in a Sentence

after a disastrous date like that, anyone would be down in the mouth
Recent Examples on the Web Many of our emotion terms are references to states of the body—we’re downcast, bent out of shape, head over heels, shaken up, down in the mouth—which have slowly rigidified into dead metaphor. Nikhil Krishnan, The New Yorker, 1 Aug. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1649, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of down in the mouth was in 1649

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“Down in the mouth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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