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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.
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Royston Ffrench rides him for the first time and hopefully he can help get Fantasy Explorer in the thick of things when it matters most.
Bulldogs back in thick of things !-- -- Joey Villar (The Philippine Star) - May 22, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines National University shattered Jose Rizal U's full-court trapping defense and carved out a 79-67 victory yesterday to get back on track in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup at the Filoil Flying V Centre.
The 37-year-old Yap may have missed the biggest shot of the game but the Elasto Painters wouldn't have been in the thick of things had it not been for the two-time MVP.
COLLEGE of Saint Benilde leaned on JJ Domingo's season-best effort as it downed Emilio Aguinaldo College (EAC), 84-71, on Tuesday to get back into the thick of things in the 94th National Collegiate Athletic Association seniors basketball tournament at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.
This puts McDonald's right in the thick of things, with the top 7 advertisers using spot cable all earning more than 30,000 spots and No.
Yashvi is in the thick of things, trying to help Kirsha deal with her hearing loss before inviting Toadie and Shane's mother Angie over for the Christmas party - what she doesn't realise is that Angie is the last person Sonya wants to see.
But Kuldeep very much remains in thick of things. "Kuldeep remains in the thick of things all the time.
He is here on merit and should be in the thick of things early.
He had also been in the thick of things two years earlier when they lifted the Scottish Cup for the first time.
Kevin is in the thick of things again after Rita brings a distressed Jenny back to Weatherfield to live with her - but how will he, Sophie and Sally react when they see the clearly troubled Ms Bradley?
They were thrown straight into the thick of things when the cameras started rolling on the film.
Summary: Just when we thought the Syria quagmire couldn't get more intractable, along comes a raging bear with a bang, wading right into the thick of things and trampling over all virtual red lines.
"We also knew if we could beat West Brom then double up and beat Palace we'd be right back in the thick of things so hopefully that will be the case."
Despite weakening between the last two flights at Wetherby, MAC STEAMY was in the thick of things for most of the way.