in the thick of things

in the thick of things


Very busy; in the middle of or preoccupied with something or several things.


Sorry I couldn’t make it to your birthday lunch on Wednesday—I’m afraid I’m really in the thick of things at the moment.

Even when you find yourself in the thick of things, try to take a moment each day and take a deep, calming breath.



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What does the idiom ‘in the thick of things’ mean?

The idiom ‘in the thick of things’ means “to deal with a difficult situation without being harmed or damaged”

How do you use ‘in the thick of things’ in a sentence?

Example usage of idiom ‘in the thick of things’: Newspapers have weathered the storm of online information by providing news online themselves.

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