the eye of the storm

the eye of the storm

The center of a tumultuous situation, typically a conflict of some kind. The phrase alludes to the center of an actual storm, such as a hurricane, which rotates around a central point. I had no idea when I walked into that meeting that I'd be stepping into the eye of the storm—Bernice and Terri were already at each other's throats.
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the eye of the storm

1 the calm region at the centre of a storm or hurricane. 2 the most intense part of a tumultous situation.
2 1998 Times He [ Mr Yeltsin ] was now our heroic figure in the eye of the storm, preaching defiance…from the top of a tank outside the White House.
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PUERTO Rico and Dominica are struggling to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Maria as the eye of the storm nears the Turks and Caicos Islands.
While others might head indoors when bad weather is brewing, Mike grabs his camera and heads straight for the eye of the storm.
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Gloria Henke has always wished she didn't have so many responsibilities as a political leader commanding a squadron of battle cruisers, but things are about to get even more complicated when she's taken as a prison in war in a battle in which she's the eye of the storm of new controversy.
Gene Robinson, the first openly gay priest to be elected a bishop of the Anglican Church, discusses this question at length in his new book, In the Eye of the Storm.
The eye of the storm landed south west of the city, which resembled a ghost town yesterday.
Now 24 and living in Shanghai, China, James is enjoying himself in the eye of the storm.
Every penny Espinoza earns from her compelling memoir, Through the Eye of the Storm (Chelsea Green, $14), goes straight to the nonprofit she started with her life partner, Ellen Ratner.
Here a foreshortened Cessna plane, angled as if sucked into the eddy by centripetal force; there a skinny fir tree, cutting a diagonal from the lower right-hand corner of the canvas to the eye of the storm.
But as the monster storm neared the shoreline, the eye of the storm veered eastward.
There is a severe health care crisis in California, and we're just in the eye of the storm,'' said Jeff Conway, president of the hospital, owned by Catholic Healthcare West.
ELLEN MACARTHUR: IN THE EYE OF THE STORM (BBC1, 11.
Indianapolis is sort of like a reference for a time in Hell or the eye of the storm," says Lyon, obviously pulling no punches.
Still, he says, "it's a little different when you're in the eye of the storm.