in the throes of something/doing something

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in the throes of (something)

Suffering from or struggling with something. I'm sorry I never called you back, I've been in the throes of illness for days. They exhibit all the signs of a company in the throes of decline.
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in the throes of something

COMMON If you are in the throes of doing or experiencing something, especially something difficult, you are busy doing it or are deeply involved in it. The boy's parents are in the throes of moving house and it seems they completely forgot about the arrangement. The stock market is in the throes of its worst ever crisis.
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in the throes of something/doing something

doing a difficult task; experiencing a difficult period or event: The movie’s about a country in the throes of change.He’s in the throes of divorce at the moment.
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We're in the throes of doing something but nothing has been finalised.
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