Meaning of “(down) in the dumps” in the English Dictionary

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"(down) in the dumps" in British English

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(down) in the dumps

C2 unhappy:

She's a bit down in the dumps because she failed one of her exams.

(Definition of “(down) in the dumps” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"down in the dumps" in American English

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down in the dumps

unhappy:

She’s down in the dumps because all her friends are out of town.

(Definition of “down in the dumps” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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