Meaning of “merchant of doom/gloom” in the English Dictionary

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"merchant of doom/gloom" in British English

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merchant of doom/gloom

UK disapproving

someone who is always saying that bad things are going to happen:

With exports rising and unemployment falling, the merchants of gloom are having to revise their opinions of the economy.

(Definition of “merchant of doom/gloom” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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