get in(to) a stew

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get in(to) a stew

To be or become angry, upset, agitated, anxious, or alarmed over something or someone. Primarily heard in UK. John is always getting into a stew over his girlfriend's late nights out. Don't get in a stew with me, I was trying to be helpful!
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get (oneself) into a stew (over someone or something)

Fig. to be worried or upset about someone or something. Please don't get yourself into a stew over Walter. Liz is the kind of person who gets into a stew over little problems.
See also: get, stew