Get your dauber down

Posted by Masakim on October 03, 2001

In Reply to: Get your dauber down posted by Bob Fehrenbach on October 03, 2001

: I have heard, "Don't get your dauber down" used many times, particularly in connection with athletes who have made some error. It is generally taken to mean, "Don't become depressed" or "don't pout". What is a dauber?

dauber/dobber n. [1910s+] (US) spirit, morale. [? link to dial. _dobber_, a 'wonder']
From Cassell's Dictionary of Slang by Jonathon Green

I've conned myself back to normal and the dauber isn't down. (_Variety_, Dec 29, 1926)

He has a favorite expression: Don't get your dauber down. ("CBS This Morning," Oct 17, 1989)