in no (fit) state

idiom

: in no condition
She was dizzy and in no (fit) state to drive.

Examples of in no (fit) state in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Teacher wage gaps vary widely from state to state, but in no state does teacher pay equal or exceed pay for other college graduates. Michael Addonizio Is, Fortune, 15 Feb. 2023 But in no state is the issue more immediate than Iowa, where Republicans are calling for a state high court with new, conservative justices to reverse a decision made just four years ago. Los Angeles Times, 25 May 2022 Needy resists and tries to dissuade Jennifer, who appears to go with Nikolai willingly, but is clearly in no state to consent. Richard Brod, The New Yorker, 1 Sep. 2021 But critics of the government say the country is in no state to hold a fair and free vote, with extreme gang violence impeding much movement in Port-au-Prince. Etant Dupain, CNN, 11 July 2021 Under one amendment, HB 1141 allows end of life prescriptions to be mailed directly to patients' homes where Auxiliary Bishop Daniel Henry Mueggenborg of Seattle believes people are in no state of mind to be making unalterable choices while enduring the stresses of the pandemic. Tim Gruver, Washington Examiner, 26 Mar. 2021

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“In no (fit) state.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20no%20%28fit%29%20state. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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