crepe hanger

Crepe hanger
(USA) One who always looks at the bad side of things and is morbid or gloomy. In olden days crepe was hung on the door of a deceased person's home.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • crepehanger — /krayp hang euhr/, n. crapehanger. [1925 30, Amer.; CREPE + HANGER] * * * …   Universalium

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