Idiom: in a stew (about something)
— Why are you always in a stew when we visit my parents' home? It's so embarrassing.
— My husband sat on the sofa all day in a stew because I asked him to help me do some housework.
— "What's wrong with Sandy?" "She's in a stew about all the homework her teachers gave her to finish this weekend."
— Is the boss still in a stew? I need to ask for time off but I don't want him to reject my request.
— Are you still in a stew about your boss telling you to be on time for work?
— You've been in a stew long enough. Call your sister and explain why you're upset.
— I was in a stew because my boyfriend didn't like the meal I prepared but I felt so much better when our friends posted on Facebook how delicious the meal was.
— I hate it when my father's in a stew. We all have to be really quiet and careful around him when he's like this.
— The kids are in a stew because we're not letting them use the internet this evening.
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