in the thick of things

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in the thick of things

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 find yourself 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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Gilas had 12 players in attendance on Thursday at Meralco Gym but missed June Mar Fajardo, the injured Marcio Lassiter, Roger Pogoy, and Troy Rosario who are in the thick of things in the finals of the PBA Commissioner's Cup.
The North Melbourne Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL) is currently in the thick of things in the AFL Premiership Season Ladder at 7th place with an 8-6-0 record.
But it's being in the thick of things that he prefers.
Even though you like to be in the thick of things, you know not to stick your nose in other people's serious biz.