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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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