get in a lather

Definition of get in a lather

  1. :  to get upset Don't get in a lather about something so unimportant.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to gain possession of

    :  to receive as a return :  earn

    :  to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. :  something begotten:

    :  offspring

    :  the entire progeny of a male animal

  1. :  a document of release from obligation in Jewish law

    :  a bill of divorce

    :  a religious divorce by Jewish law

  1. :  a foam or froth formed when a detergent (such as soap) is agitated in water

    :  foam or froth from profuse sweating (as on a horse)

    :  an agitated or overwrought state :  dither

  1. :  to spread lather over

    :  to beat severely :  flog

    :  to form a lather or a froth like lather

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