be in the throes of

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be in the throes of

To suffer from or struggle with something. I'm sorry I never called you back, I've been in the throes of illness for days. After being in the throes of decline for months, the economy is finally starting to recover.
See also: of, throe
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"I have got through by the back door, but I am there and it is the first decent thing that has happened for a while," said Montgomerie, who is in the throes of a divorce.
At the same time, looking beyond ecclesiastical hierarchy, it seems to some that Christianity is in the throes of a second Reformation, more extensive, more profound than the first.