feel blue

Be depressed or sad, as in I was really feeling blue after she told me she was leaving. The use of blue to mean “sad” dates from the late 1300s. See also blue funk, def. 2; have the blues.


Nearby words

  1. feedstuff,
  2. feedthrough,
  3. feedwater,
  4. feel,
  5. feel bad,
  6. feel for,
  7. feel free,
  8. feel in one's bones,
  9. feel like,
  10. feel like death

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