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get in(to) a rut

To become seemingly trapped or stuck in a mundane, non-changing pattern of life, work, and/or personal behavior. I had so many ambitions when I first graduated from college, but now I feel like I've gotten into a rut. We're getting in a rut—let's move abroad for the summer and shake things up!
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be (stuck) in a rut

To become seemingly trapped or stuck in a mundane, non-changing pattern of life, work, and/or personal behavior. I had so many ambitions when I first graduated from college, but now I feel like I'm in a rut. We're stuck in a rut—let's move abroad for the summer and shake things up!
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*in a rut

Fig. in a type of boring habitual behavior. (As when the wheels of a buggy travel in the ruts worn into the ground by other buggies making it easiest to go exactly the way all the other buggies have gone before. *Typically: be ~; get ~.) My life has gotten into a rut. I try not to get into a rut.
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(stuck) in a rut

Fig. kept in an established way of living or working that never changes. David felt like he was stuck in a rut, so he went back to school. Anne was tired of being in a rut, so she moved to Los Angeles.
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in a rut

In a settled or established habit or course of action, especially a boring one. For example, We go to the seashore every summer-we're in a rut, or After ten years at the same job she says she's in a rut. This expression alludes to having a wheel stuck in a groove in the road. [Early 1800s]
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in a rut

following a fixed (especially tedious or dreary) pattern of behaviour that is difficult to change.
The rut in this expression is the deep groove worn by a wheel travelling many times along the same track.
1995 Nick Hornby High Fidelity I should have spotted that we were in a rut, that I had allowed things to fester to such an extent that she was on the lookout for someone else.
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in a ˈrut

in a fixed, rather boring way of doing things: I suddenly realized one day that I’d been in a rut for years: same job, same flat, same friends, ...
A rut is a deep track that a wheel makes in soft ground and which causes wheels to get stuck.
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That time period is protracted for many bigger, mature bucks as they remain in a heightened rutting state from pre-rut on to the late or secondary rut, when some yearling does come into season for the first time.
The approach is capable of calculating rutting profiles including the upheaval important for estimating rut depth.
Top tips for observers of the rutting season: | the best time to catch the males in rutting combat is early mornings or at dusk.
speeds, standard deviation and sample size with reference to measurements taken on the research sections after rutting removal; subscript/superscript "before" is relating to the speeds, standard deviation and sample size with reference to measurements taken on the research sections in existing condition, i.
Using these test variables, a cold mix is considered acceptable if it demonstrates less than 7 millimeter rutting in the APA.
Prediction of pavement rutting resistance starts with mechanical testing of asphalt mixtures.
HL-3 Asphalt concrete mix samples were prepared using the tire rubber modified asphalts to evaluate the resistance to rutting and low temperature cracking.
The primary time to bow hunt whitetails nationwide is the fall rutting period.
They can tell you where wildflowers are blooming, elk are rutting, and waterfalls are surging.
This year, there are two full moons that will fall within the traditional rutting period--the first occurs on Oct.
Rutting whitetail bucks won't be able to resist Tink's new Power Scrape[R] Finisher ($9.
If you believe what I've written here about patterning rutting bucks, I'd like to pretend it's because of my long history of writing for North American Whitetail.
Rutting red deer can be seen in many places in the north-east and only recently I was lucky enough to go on Landrover Safari in Glenlivet where our group saw three large groups of deer on a nearby hillside engrossed in this fascinating breeding ritual.
The park is home to three varieties of deer - fallow deer, red deer and Pere David deer, and at the moment the first two are in peak rutting condition, and literally go head-to-head to compete for the attention of the females.