in a lather

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in a lather ‎(comparative more in a lather, superlative most in a lather)

  1. In a state of nervousness or anxiety.
    She was in a lather because she couldn't find her passport.
    Don't get yourself into a lather about anything that idiot says. It's not worth it!

Usage notes[edit]

  • also into a lather
  • Most commonly as Be in a lather. and Get oneself into a lather.