in the thick of


: in the most active or intense part of (something)
a soldier in the thick of battle

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Recent Examples on the Web The Cubs have relied on their minor leaguers’ development over the course of the season to provide big-league depth and step into important roles in the thick of their postseason race. Meghan Montemurro, Chicago Tribune, 16 Sep. 2023 Maybe Young would consider this if, in fact, his team was not in the thick of a playoff race with 17 games remaining in the regular season. Evan Grant, Dallas News, 14 Sep. 2023 But right now, Furtado is in the thick of recording a new album herself, working on music every day lately. Cyrena Touros, ELLE, 8 Sep. 2023 Many people are venturing north in hopes of kicking off awards-season runs that will land them in the thick of the Oscar race. Brent Lang, Variety, 6 Sep. 2023 New York Yankees right-hander Gerrit Cole and Arizona Diamondbacks ace Zac Gallen were named by Major League Baseball as the starters for Tuesday's All-Star Game, appropriate honors for two pitchers figuring to be in the thick of the Cy Young Award race all year. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, 10 July 2023 Get tickets on Fandango Saw X (Theaters, September 29) After taking a detour with Spiral, the Saw series is back in the thick of Saw-land with its 10th entry, which is set between the action of Saw and Saw II. Keith Phipps, Rolling Stone, 5 Sep. 2023 Ordinarily, the roughly 20 Il-76 strategic transport planes of the 334th would be at hand to rapidly transport the paratroopers 76th in response to a military crisis—now a moot point as the unit is currently in the thick of fighting in Ukraine. Sébastien Roblin, Popular Mechanics, 31 Aug. 2023 The former Towson coach, who was relieved by the university in November, would usually be in the thick of training camp at this time. Edward Lee, Baltimore Sun, 26 Aug. 2023 See More

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“In the thick of.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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