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black dog

noun, Informal.
1.
melancholy; despondency; the blues:
The black dog is over him.
Origin of black dog
1700-1710
First recorded in 1700-10
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black dog

noun
1.
(informal) depression or melancholy
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noun

a metaphor for depression or melancholy

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