in the throes of

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: experiencing (something painful) She met him while he was in the throes of a messy divorce.

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“In the throes of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20the%20throes%20of. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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