Down In The Mouth




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Down In The Mouth : Phrases



Meaning:

To be depressed or sad.


Example:

I've been feeling a bit
down in the mouth lately. I realize that I haven't received any real bad joe-ks for at least 10 minutes.


Origin:

In all cultures and throughout history sad persons have had the corners of their mouth turned down in what is the recognized symbol of sadness, the frown.
Down in the mouth refers to the down turned corners of the mouth.























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