In the Thick of…

Lisa C. Newcomer Information

In today’s English Idioms for Newcomers, let’s take a look at this expression: In the Thick of…

What does “in the thick of…” mean?
  • In the most intense part of …
  • In the most active part of …
  • When deeply involved in …
How to use it?
  • Add a particular activity or situation after “of”.
  • Simply add “it” after “of”.
Examples:
  • She fainted from fear in the thick of the battle.
  • He’s in the thick of it at work right now, so he decides to skip lunch again.

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References:

https://www.merriam-webster.com/

https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/

https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/