work oneself into a lather

Definition of work oneself into a lather

  1. :  to become very upset He worked himself into a lather thinking of his former wife and her new boyfriend.

Word by Word Definitions

workplay
  1. :  activity in which one exerts strength or faculties to do or perform something:

    :  sustained physical or mental effort to overcome obstacles and achieve an objective or result

    :  the labor, task, or duty that is one's accustomed means of livelihood

  1. :  used for work

    :  suitable or styled for wear while working

    :  involving or engaged in work

  1. :  to bring to pass :  effect

    :  to fashion or create a useful or desired product by expending labor or exertion on :  forge, shape

    :  to make or decorate with needlework

oneselfplay
  1. :  one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self

latherplay
  1. :  a foam or froth formed when a detergent (such as soap) is agitated in water

    :  foam or froth from profuse sweating (as on a horse)

    :  an agitated or overwrought state :  dither

  1. :  to spread lather over

    :  to beat severely :  flog

    :  to form a lather or a froth like lather


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up work oneself into a lather? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

capable of being understood in two ways

Get Word of the Day daily email!