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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!
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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.
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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

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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bog ˈstandard

(British English, informal) ordinary; with no special features: All you need is a bog standard machine — nothing fancy.
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We took it out with a spade and it turned out to be bog butter," Irish Central quoted Joe as telling the Irish Times.
Adrienne Smyth, an adjunct professor of biology at Worcester State College, began her studies at Poutwater Pond bog while a graduate student in 2005, comparing and contrasting bog pollen samples for her senior thesis.
He said currently students were being charged Rs 1,700 per year as fee but after appointing BoGs they would have to pay Rs 3,000 which was unjust.
In June, buds on last year's shoots open, and the bogs become a carpet of pink-white flowers.
Some bog turtle wetlands have been overgrazed by cattle, so habitat restoration work included stream fencing, pasture management, and creating alternative water resources for livestock.
He has some questions regarding the environmental impact of the process, but says experts tell him once the peat grade is taken away bogs could be replaced with fish aquaculture, wild rice farms, or water fowl habitat.
This study employed a suite of techniques to characterise the properties of 3 layers of a bog peat and a single surface layer of a dried peat.
A bog composed largely of sphagnum (Sphagnum spp) began to form.
Just ask any of the hardy locals who make their way to Clonmoylan Bog in South-East Galway, no matter what the weather is doing.
The BOG has been constituted under provisions of PALs Act which ensure representation of provinces and major languages of Pakistan, said a ministry press release here Saturday.
This was said in a statement issued here on Thursday, it was said that for each hospital separate BOG members were appointed.
Experts have been looking at the bog habitats that make up six areas of common land near Brechfa and Llanfynydd as part of a project funded by the Welsh Government and the county council.
Mike Walker, reserve manager at RSPB Lake Vyrnwy, said: "With a few experienced digger operators, miles of drains can be filled in quickly and the bog can become a functioning peat bog drawing in carbon again within a few years, and it's relatively inexpensive.
On Simonside's western flank, between the heights of Tosson Hill and Ravensheugh, is an area of heather and blanket bog called Boddle Moss, which is one of Europe's Special Areas of Conservation.
FLAPPING face down in a narrow channel of mud and water, hundreds of adventure-loving sportsmen and women descended on Mid Wales yesterday for the annual Bog Snorkelling Championships.