in a fit state


in a fit state
in the right mental or physical condition to do something

Clearly he was not in a fit state to drive home.


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  • fit — fit1 W2S1 [fıt] v past tense and past participle fitted also fit AmE present participle fitting ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(clothes)¦ 2¦(right size/shape)¦ 3¦(enough space)¦ 4¦(equipment/part)¦ 5¦(match/be suitable)¦ 6 fit somebody fo …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fit — 1 /fIt/ verb past tense fitted also fit AmE past participle fit 1 RIGHT SIZE (intransitive, transitive not in progressive) to be the right size and shape for someone or something: The dress fits perfectly. | fit sb: The jacket fitted me pretty… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • fit — I UK [fɪt] / US verb Word forms fit : present tense I/you/we/they fit he/she/it fits present participle fitting past tense fitted or fit past participle fitted or fit *** Usage note: In British English, the past tense and past participle is… …   English dictionary

  • fit — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 way sth fits/way two things match ADJECTIVE ▪ excellent, good, nice ▪ We need to achieve the best fit between the staff required and the staff available. ▪ correct, exact …   Collocations dictionary

  • fit — fit1 [ fıt ] (past tense and past participle fit or fit|ted) verb *** ▸ 1 be right size/shape ▸ 2 about clothes ▸ 3 be suitable/similar ▸ 4 match truth/description ▸ 5 be appropriate for something ▸ 6 measure for clothes etc. ▸ 7 add equipment to …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fit — I [[t]fɪ̱t[/t]] BEING RIGHT OR GOING IN THE RIGHT PLACE ♦♦ fits, fitting, fitted (In American English the form fit is used in the present tense and sometimes also as the past tense and past participle of the verb.) 1) VERB If something fits, it… …   English dictionary

  • state — state1 W2S2 [steıt] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(condition)¦ 2¦(government)¦ 3¦(country)¦ 4¦(part of a country)¦ 5 the States 6 be in a state/get into a state 7¦(official ceremony)¦ 8 state of affairs 9 the state of play 10 lie in …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • state — state1 [ steıt ] noun *** 1. ) count usually singular the condition of something at a particular time: the state of: We re collecting data on the state of the environment. a state of: The country is drifting into a state of chaos. a sorry state ( …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • state — 1 /steIt/ noun 1 CONDITION (C) the mental, emotional, or physical condition that someone or something is in at a particular time: Frankly I wouldn t trust his emotional state right now. | Water exists in three states: liquid, gaseous, and solid.… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English