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Definition of lather noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[uncountable, singular]
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  • a white mass of small bubbles that is produced by mixing soap with water to work up a good lather
  • Idioms
    get into a lather, work yourself into a lather (informal)
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    to get anxious or angry about something, especially when it is not necessary Calm down—don't work yourself into a lather about it.
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: lather

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