in the middle of

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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.

Word by Word Definitions

middle play
  1. : equally distant from the extremes : medial, central

  2. : being at neither extreme : intermediate

  3. : constituting a division intermediate between those prior and later or upper and lower

  1. : a middle part, point, or position

  2. : the central portion of the human body : waist

  3. : the position of being among or in the midst of something


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