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in a stew

Slang definitions & phrases for in a stew

in a stew

adjective phrase

  1. Chaotic and muddled; in disarray: The whole place is in a stew about the new appointment
  2. Angry and irritable; upset; in a sweat: Well don't get in such a stew about it (1809+)
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Idioms and Phrases with in a stew

in a stew

Agitated, alarmed, or anxious. For example, Mary was in a stew about how her cake was going to turn out. It is also put asget in or into a stew, as in Every Saturday the minister got in a stew about Sunday's sermon. This expression transfers the mixture of meat and vegetables constituting a stew to overheated mixed emotions. [ c. 1800 ]
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