in a lather


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

Examples of in a lather in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the experience left him in a lather, and feeling sorry for DMV employees manning the daily conveyor belt of human misery. Steve Lopez, Los Angeles Times, 13 Jan. 2024 His teacher, racing toward him in a lather. Sonja Sharpstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 28 Dec. 2022 His explosive fast-break dunks paired athleticism with a touch of showmanship that had Alabama basketball fans in a lather for more than a year. Michael Casagrande |, al, 20 Oct. 2021 And excuse the Associated Press for apparently not getting in a lather over Tyler Alexander’s nine straight strikeouts. Patrick Reusse, Star Tribune, 3 Aug. 2020 House Democrats are also in a lather about reports that the Trump administration has discussed the possibility of conducting a live nuclear test. Jamie McIntyre, Washington Examiner, 9 June 2020

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“In a lather.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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