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in a state

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in a state

adjective phrase

  1. Agitated; upset; tense: She got home and found her husband in a state (1837+)
  2. Untidy; disheveled; chaotic: I'm afraid my room's in a state (1879+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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in a state

see under in a lather
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