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burst the bubble

Meaning: the sudden end of a very happy or successful period

Example: She looked so happy about getting married that her sister just couldn't burst the bubble. Read on

feel blue

Meaning: to feel sad or depressed

Example: Yesterday I felt blue, and nothing seemed to cheer me up. Read on

black mood

Meaning: to be angry, irritable or in a temper

Example: Geoff was in one of his black moods today, and no amount of cajoling could snap him out of it. Read on

brown study

Meaning: melancholy mood accompanied by deep thought

Example: I realised that Sandra wasn't concentrating on what the boss was saying and had disappeared into a brown study. Read on

heavy heart

Meaning: attaining a state of grief

Example: With a heavy heart, we had to leave the funeral ceremony. Read on

broken heart

Meaning: break someone's heart

Example: I know he broke your heart, but there are other boys out there who are better than him. Read on

cry over spilt milk

Meaning: to be upset about things that have already been done

Example: While its sad that the results have not been as good as you expected, you should now focus on moving ahead and achieving better results next time; there is no use crying over spilt milk. Read on

down in the dumps

Meaning: a gloomy

Example: As the things were not going well for her at work, she was feeling a bit down in the dumps. Read on

crocodile tears

Meaning: shed crocodile tears

Example: She deceived him when he lost everything in his life, now again when he is rich man, she approached him to get together and shedding crocodile tears. Read on

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drastic times call for drastic measures

Meaning: extreme circumstances can only be resolved by equally extreme actions

Example: After the company had posted losses for the third consecutive year, the board decided to replace all of its top management. After all, drastic times call for drastic measures. Read on

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