Definition of in the middle of in English:

in the middle of

phrase

  • 1In the process of doing (something)

    ‘the company is in the middle of negotiations’
    • ‘We are right in the middle of our annual business planning process which I have the lead for.’
    • ‘We caught up with Wiley in the middle of hectic preparations for his second video shoot.’
    • ‘A nurse would leave in the middle of a procedure, promising to return, but fail to do so.’
    1. 1.1Involved in (something, typically something unpleasant)
      ‘he was caught in the middle of the emotional triangle’
      • ‘We would still be in the middle of a terrible employment tribunal and discipline.’
      • ‘In fact, if experts are to be believed, we are in the middle of a shyness epidemic.’