be\ in\ labor
- v. phr.To be in parturition; experience the contractions of childbirth.
Vane had been in labor for eight hours before her twin daughters were finally born.
Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". Оригинал: A.Маккей, М.Т.Боткер, Дж.И.Гейтс. 1997.
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