IDIOM - to be "in the eye of the storm"

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IDIOM - to be "in the eye of the storm"

Post  Vincent Law on Sat May 05, 2012 8:20 am

IDIOM - To be "in the eye of the storm":

To be very much involved in an argument or problem that affects a lot of people . The center of a disagreement.
Ex: "International aid agencies were in the eye of the storm when war broke out in the country." - "The man in the eye of the storm is accused of selling secrets to the enemy."
(Fig.) A temporary peaceful time amidst more trouble and strife yet to come. Don't relax.
Ex: "This is the eye of the storm. The lunch hour rush is over, but the dinner rush will start soon."

Etymology: based on the literal meaning of the eye of the storm (the middle of a mass of severe weather).
(Lit.) The area of calm in the center of a tornado, hurricane, or cyclone.

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Re: IDIOM - to be "in the eye of the storm"

Post  Real Mayer on Sat May 05, 2012 8:26 am

I'm not sure I got it right. To be in the eye of the storm means to be the center of many troubles, or to be in a quiet time, after and before more troubles?
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