singing the blues


: feeling sad and discouraged
He's been singing the blues since he lost his job.

Examples of singing the blues in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If not, however, Terry McAuliffe won’t be the only blue-state politician singing the blues. Los Angeles Times, 8 Oct. 2021 Drew Barrymore ain't singing the blues over her Music and Lyrics costar Hugh Grant's recent critique of her questionable vocals. Emlyn Travis,, 17 Mar. 2023 The fate of a $2.3-million vinyl record collection has some in San Diego singing the blues. Ryan Fonsecastaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 26 Jan. 2023 Lavelle White, born in 1929, was still singing the blues at Skylark until the doors closed. Lawrence Wright, The New Yorker, 28 Dec. 2020 Downtown Anchorage street musician Cal Austermuhl had good reason to be singing the blues Wednesday, the same day the state of Alaska began distributing $992 checks that will be paid to nearly every resident. Mark Thiessen, Anchorage Daily News, 2 July 2020

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“Singing the blues.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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