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All bogged down

Posted by David FG on May 10, 2010 at 17:03

In Reply to: All bogged down posted by Donna on May 10, 2010 at 15:23:

: I am wondering about the origin of the phrase "all bogged down".

Presumably it arose from the fact that something travelling across a bog is liable to become stuck in the mud - or at least, considerably slowed down by it.

So if one is 'bogged down' one is finding it difficult to do whatever it is one is trying to do.