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doom and gloom

doom and gloom

Date: May 03 2007

Quote

1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

“I thought initially it could all be doom and gloom but actually there are a lot of things we can do.”

Orlando Bloom talking about what we can do for the environment.

Definition

1. Definition - Study the definition.

all bad news; depressing events or predictions; totally negative; only bad; worst case scenario; pessimistic or fatalistic

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

Orlando Bloom is explaining that although it is easy to be pessimistic about the future of the environment, there is actually still hope. In other words, the future doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom. It’s not too late!

Although doom and gloom are separate nouns, it is considered to be a single concept. When Orlando Bloom uses the expression, he uses it as a singular concept. When the newspaper reports on nothing but crime and the war, you can say that the news is nothing but doom and gloom. A documentary about America’s mistakes in Viet Nam can be said to focus on doom and gloom.

This expression is also used as a descriptive clause that is used like an adjective. For example, a person, a book, a movie can all be described simply as doom and gloom. A person who only sees the negative side of things can be described as doom and gloom. A movie in which the hero dies and the world ends could be described as doom and gloom. Predictions that it is too late to save the earth can be described as doom and gloom.

Examples

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“Jerry’s all doom and gloom. He doesn’t know how to be optimistic.”

“After seeing An Inconvenient Truth, I’m convinced we’ve got nothing but doom and gloom ahead of us—rising ocean levels and hotter weather.”

“What kind of movie do you want to see? I’m not in the mood for doom and gloom. How about a comedy?”

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MobileMind

Uzbekistan

Gloom and doom – pessimistic word, but I love Orlando! He’s bloom and doom:)

10:05 AM Aug 18 2007 |

erica55

erica55

China

Nobody wants to be a doom and gloom person,but life pushes him/her.

07:25 PM Jun 12 2007 |

Dick

China

some TV series and films are nothing but doom and groom,but they always contain deeply meanning.

11:06 PM May 09 2007 |

Mouniradel

Mouniradel

Egypt

best actor ever

05:30 AM May 07 2007 |

naazia

naazia

Pakistan

good slang word….i dnt like doom ang gloom based movie.

07:45 AM May 04 2007 |

irfanbey

irfanbey

Turkey

I like it too.

07:28 PM May 03 2007 |

Belizza

Belizza

Brazil

I love doom and gloom movies!

08:46 AM May 03 2007 |

prakashji

prakashji

India

nice learning

02:22 AM May 03 2007 |

masterbg

masterbg

Bulgaria

very nice movie

01:35 AM May 03 2007 |

hady

hady

Russian Federation

well i’m not sure everyth is not doom and groom ‘cus you know how it feels when you soccer team lost and it seems like you miss out on lofe.BUT i’m pretty aware our DAy will come))cheerzzz

01:32 AM May 03 2007 |

somaliland

somaliland

Somalia

I can say The newspapers are always full of doom and gloom (= bad news and unhappiness) every day.Becouse they conveys feelings of great unhappiness and loss of hope

12:53 AM May 03 2007 |

kiojohn

kiojohn

China

We shouldn’t always be a doom and gloom. That’s why I’m here!

07:53 PM May 02 2007 |

Josh K

Josh K

Guatemala

nice…........

05:23 PM May 02 2007 |

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