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English definition of “in the depths of something”

in the depths of something

in the middle of a difficult or unpleasant time or situation : At the time , America was in the depths of the Depression . in the depths of If you are in the depths of a negative feeling , you feel it very strongly : He was in the depths of despair about losing his job .
(Definition of in the depths of something from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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