Category Archives: Idiomatic expression – unhappiness

Hit/reach rock bottom

 To reach the lowest possible level or be in the worst possible situation. 
Example:
She used illegal drugs for eight years and quit before she hit rock bottom.
The department has reached rock bottom, with employees being fired and supervisors facing criminal charges.

A wet blanket

A person whose low spirits or lack of enthusiasm have a depressing effect on others. a dull or depressing person who spoils other people’s enjoyment.

Example:

Jack’s fun at parties, but his brother’s a wet blanket.

I was with Anne and she was being a real wet blanket.