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    black dog

    Hi

    He'd got into a very big black hole and just couldn't see a way out of it. It was just a black dog that was savaging him.

    --- I understand that "black dog" must be some metaphor. What does it mean actually?


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    Re: black dog

    It is often used as a metaphor for depression.

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    Re: black dog

    Now it makes sense. Thank you!

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    Re: black dog

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    It is often used as a metaphor for depression.
    I don't know if he was the first to use this metaphor, but Winston Churchill sometimes referred to his Black Dog.

    To get an idea of how common this metaphor is, look at these books: Amazon.co.uk: Living with a black dog: Books

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