in the midst
Also, in one's midst. Surrounded by, among, as in I saw a familiar face in the midst of the crowd, or To think there was a Nobel Prize winner in our midst! [c. 1500s]
See in the middle of, def. 1.
|in the midst|
|the middle or central part or point; "in the midst of the forest"; "could he walk out in the midst of his piece?" [syn: midmost]|