Idiom Definitions for ‘Whistling past the graveyard’
If someone is whistling past the graveyard, they are trying to remain cheerful in difficult circumstances. (‘Whistling past the cemetery’ is also used.)
This idiom is American English
Bloomberg’s survey of economists predicted job increases of 40K-175K in June; came out to 18K in reality. Unemployment (by their fishy counting process) up to 9.2%. Some recovery.
Mr. Obama’s ‘Architect’, David Plouffe says people won’t vote in 2012 based on unemployment. Quite a whistler, that Plouffe!
Discuss amongst yourselves, open thread!