(The). The name given to that region of the ocean near
the equator noted for calms, squalls, and baffling winds, between the
N.E. and S.E. tradewinds.
But from the bluff-head, where I watched to-day.
I saw her in the doldrums.
Byron: The Island,
canto ii. stanza 21.
In the doldrums.
In the dumps.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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