Idiom:  in a stew (about something)


Idiom:  in a stew (about something)

  • upset and bothered about something

Example sentences

  • 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.


  • worked up
  • hot and bothered
  • hot under the collar
  • shook up
  • in a tizzy
  • beside oneself
  • keyed up
  • pissed off

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