in the thick of

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Definition of in the thick of

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

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in the strict/strictest sense (of the word)

in the thick of

in the throes of

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“In the thick of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20the%20thick%20of. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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