doom and gloom

doom and gloom

a general feeling of pessimism or despondency

This expression, sometimes found as gloom and doom, was particularly pertinent to fears about a nuclear holocaust during the cold war period of the 1950s and 1960s. It became a catchphrase in the 1968 film Finian's Rainbow.


crowning glory

the best and most notable aspect of something

a person's hair – Informal

go to glory

die or be destroyed

in your glory

in a state of extreme joy or exaltation - informal

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