Slough of Despond

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From the name of a bog in John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress.


Slough of Despond ‎(plural Sloughs of Despond)

  1. A state of despondency.
    • 2003, Why could Johnson not drag himself out of this slough of despond? — Roy Porter, Flesh in the Age of Reason (Penguin 2004, p. 183)