In a state of agitation or irritation, as in He is in a snit over the guest list. It is also put as get in or into a snit, as in She tends to get in a snit every time things don’t go her way. The origin of this expression is uncertain. [ ; first half of 1900s ]
inassimilable in·as·sim·i·la·ble (ĭn’ə-sĭm’ə-lə-bəl) adj. Not capable of being utilized for the nutrition of the body.
- In a state
adjective phrase see under in a lather
- In a stew
adjective phrase Agitated, alarmed, or anxious. For example, Mary was in a stew about how her cake was going to turn out. It is also put as get in or into a stew, as in Every Saturday the minister got in a stew about Sunday’s sermon. This expression transfers the mixture of meat and vegetables […]
- In a sweat
adjective phrase Upset; irritated; tense; scared: Don’t get in a sweat, I’ll return it at once (1753+)