in the depths of something

in the depths of (something)

In the middle of and wholly consumed by a particularly negative and/or difficult situation or emotional state. The country was in the depths of the worst economic disaster of the last century. While I was in the depths of depression, I found that I couldn't even get out of bed in the morning.
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in the depths of something

at the worst or most unpleasant stage of something: in the depths of despair, poverty, depression, etc.in the depths of winter
See also: depth, of, something