in the act of (doing something)

in the act of (doing something)

While (doing something); in the midst of (doing something). The police caught the robbers in the act of ransacking another house. I'm sorry it took so long to respond. I was in the act of calling you back yesterday when a bunch of new projects landed on my desk.
See also: act, of
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