Meaning of “in the depths of something” in the English Dictionary

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"in the depths of something" in American English

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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)