be (stuck) in a rut

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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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I normally refrain from making New Year resolutions, but this year, I promised to get myself a new job since I think I am stuck in a rut.
QI'VE worked in a bank for 10 years but am stuck in a rut.
I feel like I am stuck in a rut and that my life is going nowhere.