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Language: Old English
Origin: leathor


1 noun
Related topics: Daily Life
la‧ther1 [singular, uncountable]
1D a white mass of bubbles produced by mixing soap in water
2HBA a white mass that forms on a horse's skin when it has been sweating [= foam]

get in a lather

also work yourself into a lather informal to get very anxious or upset about something:
By the time Alan called, Jody had worked herself into a lather.

in a lather

very worried, upset, or excited:
He was in a lather of anticipation.

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