in the middle of

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Definition of in the middle of

1 : while (something) is happening or being done : during (something) The protesters interrupted her in the middle of her speech. He kept waking up in the middle of the night. The movie was so bad we walked out right in the middle of it.
2 : in the process of (doing something) I was in the middle of (eating) dinner when the phone rang.

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“In the middle of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20the%20middle%20of. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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