contraction of in as much, first attested c.1300 as in als mikel, a Northern form. First contracted to in asmuch, then, beginning 14c. and especially since 17c., to one word.
[in-uh z-muhch uh z, az] /ˌɪn əzˈmʌtʃ əz, ˌæz/ conjunction 1. in view of the fact that; seeing that; since. 2. insofar as; to such a degree as. /ˌɪnəzˈmʌtʃ/ conjunction (subordinating) 1. in view of the fact that; seeing that; since 2. to the extent or degree that; in so far as 1. Also, insomuch […]
- In a snit
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 […]
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