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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.
See also: bog, standard

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.
See also: bog, down

*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]
See also: bog, down
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Shotyk W, Nesbitt HW, Fyfe WS (1990) The behaviour of major and trace elements in complete vertical peat profiles from three Sphagnum bogs.
Nico van Breeman, "How Sphagnum Bogs Down Other Plants," Trends in Ecology and Evolution 10, no.
There are very few tamarack bogs remaining m Ohio due to changes in land use and the consequence that tamaracks are at the southern extent of their range in Ohio, and therefore preservation and restoration efforts for these unique ecosystems must be a priority.
The Carmarthenshire Bogs Project, backed by the Carmarthenshire Local Biodiversity Action Plan Partnership, is also supported by the Carmarthenshire Environment Partnership, a network of organisations based in the county who are working together to promote and encourage environmental sustainability issues.
Many of Wales' peat bogs have been drained, which has significant implications in terms of climate change.
A further benefit is that during hot dry summers the bogs still remain wet and provide important feeding places for birds.
The year 2010 marked the 17th year since Tamarack and Hickory Bogs in Noble County, Indiana, were systematically surveyed (Swinehart 1994).
Before the initiative, it was recognized that the bog turtle could be a good fit for the WRP easement program, because outside funding for easements or acquisition of bog turtle sites was difficult to obtain.
Decades of air pollution and moorland fires have taken their toll on the precious peat bogs, leaving areas of bare peat which are vulnerable to erosion.
Dermot Moran, spokesman for the Barroughter and Clonmoylan Bog Action Group confirmed that turf-cutting equipment and machinery was seized by officials from the National Parks and Wildlife.
The Sax-Zim Bog Is part of North America's immense boreal forest, one of world's great ecosystems.
5 million and contingent payments after two and five years, which are dependent on Bogs achieving certain performance measures.
They were of the view that the appointment of BoGs in colleges would directly affect the students, besides increase in the students' fees.