It certainly wasn’t all doom and gloom

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Hi I received an email which summarizes the activities done in 2009 with the company I work for. I come across with this expression and I would like to know what it means.

"What did 2009 bring? It certainly wasn’t all doom and gloom"

  • Oeco

    Senior Member
    English - US
    It's a set phrase/cliché the meaning of which is pretty obvious if you separate out the two words.. They are saying that the year wasn't all a downer. depressing, hopeless etc.
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