in the act (of doing something)

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Definition of in the act (of doing something)

: in the process of doing something When they arrived, I was just in the act of starting to make dinner.

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“In the act (of doing something).” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20the%20act%20(of%20doing%20something). Accessed 28 January 2020.

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