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merchant of doom/gloom

UK disapproving someone who is always saying that ​bad things are going to ​happen: With ​exportsrising and ​unemploymentfalling, the ​merchants of ​gloom are having to ​revisetheiropinions of the ​economy.
(Definition of merchant of doom/gloom from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “merchant of doom/gloom”
in Chinese (Simplified) 悲观派,持悲观态度的人…
in Chinese (Traditional) 悲觀派,持悲觀態度的人…
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