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English definition of “the doldrums”

the doldrums

noun [plural] uk   /ˈdɒl.drəmz/ us    /ˈdoʊl-/
in the doldrums informal unsuccessful or showing no activity or development: Her career was in the doldrums during those years. UK informal sad and with no energy or enthusiasm

the doldrums noun [plural] (SEA)

old-fashioned an area of sea where ships are unable to move because there is no wind
(Definition of the doldrums from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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