In the middle of



1.
Also, in the midst of . During, while engaged in, as in He stopped him in the middle of his speech , or I’m in the midst of calculating my income tax . The first expression dates from about 1600, the second from about 1500. Also see in the midst
2.
in the middle of nowhere. In a very remote location, as in We found a great little hotel, out in the middle of nowhere. [ Early 1900s ]

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  • In the midst

    1. Also, in one’s midst. Surrounded by, among, as in I saw a familiar face in the midst of the crowd, or To think there was a Nobel Prize winner in our midst! [ c. 1500s ] 2. See in the middle of , def. 1.

  • In the mood

    Disposed or inclined toward something, as in I’m in the mood for a good long walk. This phrase is also put in the negative, I’m not in the mood to argue. [ Late 1500s ]



  • In the mud

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  • In the near future

    Very soon, within a short time. For example, We’ll be needing a new car in the near future . This term employs near in the sense of “close at hand,” a usage dating from about 1300. Also see at hand , def. 2.



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