Blue Monday


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a Monday following a Sunday of dissipation, or itself given to dissipation (as the Monday before Lent).
- Brande & C.
a Monday considered as depressing because it is a workday in contrast to the relaxation of the weekend.

See also: Blue, Blue

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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