|in a blue moon
||(See once in a blue moon)
|in a cold sweat
||very nervous or scared, scared spitless
||As Doug waited to speak to the audience he felt breathless and
shaky. His hands felt cold and damp. He was in a cold sweat!
|in a coon's age
||in many years, for a long time, for a dog's age
||Hello, Uncle Henry! I haven't seen you in a coon's age!
|in a family way
||pregnant, a bun in the oven
||Carey's in a family way. She's due to have her baby soon.
|in a fix
||in a bad situation, in a jam
||Without matches or food, the lost boys were in quite a fix.
|in a flap
||worried or upset, in a hurry
||Kate is in a flap again. Her dog is sick.
|in a flash
||very quickly, in no time
||If you're in trouble, Superman will be there in a flash.
|in a flutter
||(See in a tizzy)
|in a funk
||in a bad mood, frustrated, in a snit
||Rick is in a funk today because Muriel hasn't called him.
|in a jam
||in a difficult position, in trouble
||I was in a jam. I had no money to pay the rent.