Category Archives: Idiomatic expression – unhappiness

Hit/reach rock bottom

 To reach the lowest possible level or be in the worst possible situation. 
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.


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

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