In the thick of it

Idiom

In the thick of it

Definition

This idiom is used to describe the state of being in the middle of a difficult or intense situation.

Examples

I’m in the thick of it right now, trying to finish my project for tomorrow.

We were in the thick of it during the storm, so we had to stay in the basement.

He’s in the thick of it at work, so he hasn’t been able to come home for dinner.

She was in the thick of it during the election campaign and worked around the clock.

They were in the thick of it when the fire broke out and had to be evacuated.

Origin

This phrase originated in the late 16th century and was used to describe being in the midst of a battle.

Faqs

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What does ‘In the thick of it’ mean?

answer

This idiom is used to describe the state of being in the middle of a difficult or intense situation.

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When did ‘In the thick of it’ originate?

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This phrase originated in the late 16th century and was used to describe being in the midst of a battle.