in a lather

Definition of in a lather

  1. :  very upset Her parents were in a lather when she came home late.

Word by Word Definitions

  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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holding stubbornly to a belief or view

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