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    Question in a bit of a state

    Louise, 34, was in London club Whisky Mist with a group of friends when Nicola arrived after watching The X Factor finals in north London.

    But the red-headed star had not reserved a table, so staff asked Louise if she would mind sharing hers - but she bluntly refused.

    An onlooker in the club said: 'Nicola was in a bit of a state, and got to the club quite late. She assumed she would be whisked straight onto her own VIP table, but when she was told all of the tables were booked she looked confused.
    Source: the Daily Mail

    Hi! What does ' in a bit of a state' mean? Is it an idiom? I don't find it in my dictionary.

    Thanks!

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    Re: in a bit of a state

    Dear Daffodils:

    She was in quite a state usually means she was very upset. It could, in specific circumstances have a more specific meaning which would depend on previous context. For example, it could mean she was drunk, angry, distraught, confused, delirious, etc.
    But its general meaning is 'visibly upset'.

    Petra

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    Re: in a bit of a state

    Dear Petra,

    Thank you very much for your help.

    Have a good one!

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