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 seem to be stuck in a rut and can't see an end to it.
Foreign minister Michel Barnier said the EU would be stuck in a rut if any one of its 25 member states rejected the treaty, but voiced confidence that French voters would decide to back the charter despite polls showing the "No" campaign ahead.
They deserve a mum who is interesting, lively and intelligent; someone who can pick herself up when the going gets tough and refuses to be stuck in a rut. I'm glad they've got you.
I have been widowed for four years and I seem to be stuck in a rut I can't get out of.