"(to be) in a stew"
to be in a difficult situation that causes worry, stress or anxiety
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Two colleagues are talking ...
Colleague 1: What's got you in a stew?
Colleague 2: Have you heard the rumors of a corporate takeover?
Colleague 1: Yes. Are you worried about losing your job?
Colleague 2: Yes. I have so many bills and another child on the way. I haven't been sleeping very well since I heard the rumor.
Colleague 1: No sense getting in a stew over a rumor. Besides, you don't know for sure you would lose your job.
Two friends are talking ...
Friend 1: Hey, your big date is tonight, right?
Friend 2: I really like this guy but I am so nervous about going on a first date. I really want everything to go well.
Friend 1: Being in a stew about it certainly won't help the situation. Have a drink and relax a little.
Being in a stew, her husband accidentally backed the car into a light post.
1) ... is quick to anger or breathes out frustration? The person who sits in a stew or squished in a mini-rave in their lunch break?
2) ... displays the number of retractions. Too many invalid retractions will have you in a stew with ebay, but I think you're okay here.
3) We were sitting at the table and you were getting all in a stew about some maths problem that you couldn't work out.
4) Oh god I'm getting myself in a stew over going back to work this afternoon, ...
5) ... you are being positive about York, it's funny how we get in a stew over something knowing we did it OK before, bit like the dentist you dread ...
6) ... make it any easier, I just wish I could go without getting in a stew it's so stupid.
7) I know what you mean about just doing stuff without without getting in a stew about it. I also feel that others are suffering more than I am, ...
8) Been getting myself in a stew about how upset they will be, having to say goodbye to him on Sunday ...
9) Annoying, but not life threatening. No point getting in a stew about what may or may not happen-it seems a sense of perspective has flown out ...
10) For those who want to sit in a stew of anger or disgust, let' em.
11) ... resource conditions, before the conversion goes ahead, has got Federated Farmers in a stew.
12) ... back and forth, always in conflict with our other selves, always in a stew.
13) ... corridor from the room where Speaker of the House Jim Wright is writhing in a stew of ethics charges, ...
14) ... fed into the active resignation of adulthood that still, however, festered in a stew of unconquered desires for companionship, love, and success, eventually brought the contentment ...
15) To be in a stew is to be bothered or upset about something or someone.
16) You can also get yourself in a stew to worry about something and heaven forbid that you would be left alone to stew ...
17) The bus running late put him in a stew about getting to work on time.
18) She was in a stew trying to decide which college to attend.
19) The neighbours noise levels has them in a stew.
20) The boss's brusque manner left him in a stew of anger.