in a stew

idiom

Definition of in a stew

informal
: excited, worried, or confused He got himself in a stew over nothing. She's been in a stew for days.

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“In a stew.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20a%20stew. Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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