be in the thick of things

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be in the thick of things

To be very busy; in the middle of or preoccupied with something or several things. Sorry I couldn't make it to your birthday lunch on Wednesday, I'm afraid I'm really in the thick of things at the moment. Even when you are in the thick of things, try to take a moment each day and take a deep, calming breath.
See also: of, thick, thing
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De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions is co-promoting this card, so De La Hoya has been in the thick of things.
David Reed, Ceradyne president North American operations, commented, "Al has been in the thick of things from the moment he joined us in 1998.