Alternative terms for "The doldrums"

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Lexicographical Neighbors of The Doldrums

the bill, please
the bomb
the boot is on the other foot
the buck stops here
the calculus
the combined tendinous expansions of the sartorius
the consultation
the course of true love never did run smooth
the cure is worse than the ill
the cure is worse than the illness
the devil
the devil you say
the die is cast
the dogs bark, but the caravan goes on
the doldrums (current term)
the early bird catches the worm
the early bird gets the worm
the end all-be all
the end justifies the means
the end of one's rope
the ends justify the means
the enemy of your enemy is your friend
the finger
the fix is in
the gapes

Literary usage of The doldrums

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1. Recollections of a Rebel Reefer by James Morris Morgan (1917)
"CHAPTER XIV the doldrums — Water-spouts — Bahia — Meet the Alabama — Changing ... The old sailors told me that we were in the "doldrums" — as they call that ..."

2. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"In the doldrums sailing vessels beat about for weeks and they were formerly ... the doldrums proper oscillate north and south of the equator with the season ..."

3. Weather: A Popular Exposition of the Nature of Weather Changes from Day to Day by Ralph Abercromby (1887)
"WEATHER IN the doldrums. The equatorial belt constantly covers the Sahara and the Amazon ... the doldrums, therefore. form a sort of long hollow, or col, ..."

4. William Charles Macready by William Archer (1890)
"1823-1837 - the doldrums. WE come now to what may be called the doldrums of Macready's career—" a region of calms, squalls, and light baffling winds. ..."

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