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be bogged down

To be burdened or impeded (by something). (A bog is an area of wet, muddy land that is difficult to walk through.) We've been so bogged down in the minute details of this project that we have hardly made any meaningful progress at all. I try not to be bogged down by other people's emotional issues at school. Other students are usually all too eager to offload their own baggage onto someone else.
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become bogged down

To become burdened or impeded (by something). (A bog is an area of wet, muddy land that is difficult to walk through.) Try not to become bogged down in minute details for this project—we're looking for speed more than accuracy. It's so easy to become bogged down by the technical jargon they use on these support sites. I wish they would just write in plain English! I haven't been as productive lately as I would like. There are just so many stressful things going on that I'm becoming a little bogged down.
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bog down

To slow down or burden someone or something. (A bog is an area of wet, muddy ground that 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 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 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 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.
See also: bog, down

get bogged down

To become burdened or impeded (by something). (A bog is an area of wet, muddy land that is difficult to walk through.) Try not to get bogged down in minute details for this project—we're looking for speed more than accuracy. It's so easy to get bogged down by the technical jargon they use on these support sites. I wish they would just write in plain English! I haven't been as productive lately as I would like. There are just so many stressful things going on that I'm getting a little bogged down.
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get bogged down by (something)

To become burdened or impeded by something. (A bog is an area of wet, muddy land that is difficult to walk through.) Try not to get bogged down by minute details for this project—we're looking for speed more than accuracy. It's so easy to get bogged down by the technical jargon they use on these support sites. I wish they would just write in plain English!
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get bogged down in (something)

To become burdened or impeded by something. (A bog is an area of wet, muddy land that is difficult to walk through.) Try not to get bogged down in minute details for this project—we're looking for speed more than accuracy. It's so easy to get bogged down in the technical jargon they use on these support sites. I wish they would just write in plain English!
See also: bog, down, get

get bogged down with (something)

To become burdened or impeded by something. (A bog is an area of wet, muddy land that is difficult to walk through.) Try not to get bogged down with minute details for this project—we're looking for speed more than accuracy. It's so easy to get bogged down with the technical jargon they use on these support sites. I wish they would just write in plain English!
See also: bog, down, get
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

bog ˈstandard

(British English, informal) ordinary; with no special features: All you need is a bog standard machine — nothing fancy.
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