ne pas avoir le moral/avoir le cafard

  • Deb Worton

    Senior Member
    English (UK), Great Britain
    What about "to be really fed up". Idiomatic, used widely.

    "to be pissed off" is another good one, but very familier. I would use it all the time with friends but not with my boss. It is also BE, not AE.
     

    wildan1

    Moderando ma non troppo (French-English, CC Mod)
    What about "to be really fed up". Idiomatic, used widely.

    "to be pissed off" is another good one, but very familier. I would use it all the time with friends but not with my boss. It is also BE, not AE.
    Not sure any of those are equivalent to avoir le cafard

    standard: to be/feel depressed

    common slang in AE: to be bummed out, or simply to be bummed

    to be "blue" is a bit out of date anymore

    Most simply, you can say to feel down
     
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    Deb Worton

    Senior Member
    English (UK), Great Britain
    Both expressions are fine. But both can also be used in a different way. If you are fed up/ pissed off WITH somone/something, then you are ANGRY with someone/something.

    If you use "fed up/pissed off " on its own, then you are down in the dumps, down, blue.

    Of course, this is from a BE perspective.
    Hope this clarifies. D
     
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