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be in the middle of (doing) something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe in the middle of (doing) somethingbe in the middle of (doing) somethingBUSY/NOT AVAILABLEto be busy doing something Can I call you back – I’m in the middle of a meeting. I was in the middle of sorting some papers when the phone rang. middle
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be in the middle of (doing) somethingHe's in the middle of a meeting.I'm in the middle of fixing dinner -- can I call you back?Todd Dexter was in the middle of the Tet Offensive near Saigon and had little time to appreciate his surroundings.The grunts were in the middle of a fire mission.The kid who still enrolled at the school where he was in the middle of all that trouble.I listened to others' crises but didn't want to accept that I was in the middle of my own.It was in the middle of the miners' strike, and feelings were running high.Mr Malik was in the middle of a group crowded round Mafouz.We were in the middle of that when he was called inside to do his homework and I was sent home.The Z42 is in the middle of the field on print speed.
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