also have the blues
- to feel sad or depressed
- to miss something or someone to a great extent
- the feeling of desperation because of sadness is also used with the same phrase
- The men in the army have started feeling blue after being on post for more than six months without getting a single holiday.
- It seems that you are feeling blue. Is there something wrong that you would like to share with me?
- I have been feeling blue ever since I have heard that my daughter will be moving abroad for good.
- It is clear why he is feeling blue now that his son has walked out on the family business.
- I feel blue every time I think about that time. It makes me so angry also.
- It is the result of feeling blue for so long that has now started affecting his physical health also.
- After looking my family car in such a terrible condition, I had the blues for months.
The reference to sadness is linked with the word blue. To go blue in the 1800's referred to the medical condition of a person and meant that he is at the last stage before passing away. This last stage has been synonymised with the emotional last stage of person in this phrase.