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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 ​worstrecession in 20 ​years.
(Definition of be in the grip of sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “be in the grip of sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 处于无法控制的不利局势中, 受制于……
in Chinese (Traditional) 處於無法控制的不利局勢中, 受制於……
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