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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But, being in the thick of things in Prague in August of 1968 when Czechoslovakia was invaded by the armies of the Warsaw Pact, was an experience that turned what I had read about only in newspapers into reality.