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Berkshire sure has been in the dolrums lately. We need some trade winds to blow through:
dol·drums
noun (used with a plural verb)
1. a state of inactivity or stagnation, as in business or art: August is a time of doldrums for many enterprises.
2. the doldrums, a. a belt of calms and light baffling winds north of the equator between the northern and southern trade winds in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
b. the weather prevailing in this area.
3. a dull, listless, depressed mood; low spirits.
Origin:
1795–1805; obs. dold stupid (see dolt ) + -rum(s) (pl.) n. suffix (see tantrum )
Synonyms:
3. depression, gloom, melancholy, dejection.
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