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bog in

1. To eat or commence eating heartily and vigorously; to tuck into one's food. Primarily heard in Australia. I'm happy so many people could be here for this meal. Now, bog in, everyone! After five hours of working in the sun, we all bogged into our meal in silence.
2. To do or undertake something quickly or enthusiastically. Primarily heard in Australia. If we all bog in, we'll have this shed built in no time.
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bog off

Get out of here; go away; get lost. Primarily heard in UK. Listen, I don't want to buy any, so why don't you just bog off and leave me alone!
See also: bog, off

bog down

To slow down or burden someone or something. (A bog is an area of wet, muddy ground that it is difficult to walk through.) Don't bog down your brother with more suggestions—his paper is due tomorrow, so he needs to commit to a topic and just write about it! We were hoping to open the restaurant by the holidays, but we've gotten bogged down with regulations and permits.
See also: bog, down

bog standard

slang Conventional. Primarily heard in UK. I just need a bog standard phone—nothing fancy.
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bogged down

Burdened or impeded by something. (A bog is an area of wet, muddy land that it is difficult to walk through.) Try not to get bogged down in the details of this project—we're looking for speed more than accuracy.
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bog down

to become encumbered and slow. (As if one were walking through a bog and getting stuck in the mud. Often preceded by a form of get.) The process bogged down and almost stopped. The truck got bogged down in the mud soon after it started.
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*bogged down

stuck; prevented from making progress. (*Typically: be ~; get ~; become ~.) The students became bogged down with the algebra problems. The Smiths really got bogged down in decorating their house.
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bog down somebody/something

also bog somebody/something down
to cause someone or something to stop developing or moving forward The film bogs down after a really great beginning.
Etymology: based on the idea of being trapped in a bog (area of soft, wet earth)
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bog standard

  (British informal)
completely ordinary I just want a completely bog standard washing machine.
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bog down

Become stuck, be unable to progress, as in Their research bogged down because they lacked the laboratory expertise. This expression transfers sinking into the mud of a swamp to being hampered or halted. [First half of 1900s]
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Trollius europaeus, the British native globe flower, is a denizen of boggy areas but manages equally well in gardens that are only moderately moist but never dry out.
It has similar soil requirements, but does not need boggy conditions.
Boggy Creek had touched him more than anyone could have ever expected.
Last July, player Callum Garret sloshed through a boggy field during the United Kingdom Swamp Soccer tournament.
He created three FLPs and one LLC: Ladera Land was formed in 1992 to hold a South Texas ranch; Boggy Slough West, LLC was created in 1995 to purchase a Napa Valley, CA winery; and two identical Temple partnerships (one for each of the taxpayer's children) were formed in 1997 solely to hold marketable securities.
CSIRO research officers, Mr Peter Christophersen and partner Ms Sandra McGregor, who live in Kakadu with their four children, have applied their traditional know-how and scientific skills to initiate and lead implementation of the Boggy Plain burning project since 2002.
The only downside for gardens, he said, is in poorly drained yards where the rain can create boggy conditions detrimental to bulbs and other nonthirsty plants.
A spokesperson for the Department of Civil Aviation said that the aircraft's nose wheel was now stuck in boggy ground and that it may take some time to move the aircraft, reports The Star Online.
Achenbach points up the contradiction between the dreamy Washington and the world-weary one when he annotates Washington's diary entry upon completing his 1784 journey: "The more the Navigation of Potomac is investigated, & duly considered,' said the man who had seen almost nothing but rapids, rocks, low-life squatters, land-jobbers, speculators, broken-down taverns, boggy roads, gloomy forests and nearly impossible portages, "the greater the advantages arising from them appear.
And they didn't count the fact that they're in a boggy area and the lake rises and falls.
Besides the bridges and culverts built and repaired, many pieces of corduroy were built over boggy places and holes worn by the wagons in the soft weather of the early summer.
The antrum is filled with polyps and thickened mucosa, which has a pale and boggy appearance.
A mature pecan can require more than 2,000 gallons of water a week, That does not mean, however, that it likes wet, boggy soil--it does not.