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be in the grip of sth

to be experiencing something unpleasant that you have no control over: The country is currently in the grip of the worst recession for 20 years.
Translations of “be in the grip of sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 處於無法控制的不利局勢中, 受制於……
in Chinese (Simplified) 处于无法控制的不利局势中, 受制于……
(Definition of be in the grip of sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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