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noun [plural]     the doldrums pronunciation in British English
/ˈdɒldrəmz/    the doldrums pronunciation in British English
  1. a situation in which there is a lack of success, activity, or improvement

    He’s just the player the team needs to lift it out of the doldrums.

    in the doldrums:

    After years in the doldrums, the market is finally picking up.



to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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