Definition of 'in the doldrums'
Example sentences containing 'in the doldrums'
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
The economy is in the doldrums.Times, Sunday Times (2008) Times, Sunday Times (2010) Times, Sunday Times (2013) The Sun (2010)
The recent positive jobs figures have confounded City economists as unemployment usually soars when the economy is in the doldrums.Times, Sunday Times (2013) Times, Sunday Times (2008)
With the American economy in the doldrums and unemployment high, hostility towards immigrants has risen.Times, Sunday Times (2011) Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Rather than bouncing back, the economy could stay in the doldrums for years, with mass unemployment again becoming the norm.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
The world's richest man also predicted that the US economy would remain in the doldrums for at least five months.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Definition of in the doldrums from the Collins English Dictionary
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