be in the eye of the storm

be in the eye of the storm

To be directly involved in a tumultuous situation. The "eye," or center, of a storm is surrounded by the strongest winds. The boss is furious about this blunder—if you go into her office now, you'll be in the eye of the storm. I didn't realize that there were protests going on in my neighborhood today, so I was really in the eye of the storm when I left my house.
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