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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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Admiring the Boggy Creek Gang Camp in Florida that they had visited, the Petty's also wanted their camp to be part of the Hole in the Wall Association that was started by actor Paul Newman.
The court, however, looked to California law (in conjunction with its interpretation of the Boggy Slough West, LLC's agreement provision) and concluded that, although a 51% member may be able to force "dissolution" of the entity, he or she could not necessarily force "liquidation.
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Watch Commander Colin Brown said: "This horse Tess and another horse had escaped from a field into an adjacent boggy area.
A typical family can save about PS100 with the deal and the 30-minute wildlife-spotting airboat trip in the Boggy Creek wetlands is worth PS18 per adult and PS14 per child, with each person in a booking getting one free ride.
Even if y E ou don't want a pond, perhaps because of child safety, it's easy to make a boggy area in the garden.
The Central Florida Expressway Authority first has to install tollbooths on the entrance and exit ramps to the BeachLine at Boggy Creek Road and Conway Road/Tradeport Drive.
Based on the accomplished Panda 4x4, the all-new Panda Cross offers even more entertainment, attitude and capability, as was proven at a deep, boggy quarry.
This is a long walk over rough, boggy terrain so a reasonable level of physical fitness and wellies are needed.
The panicky passengers hid inside the berths or slept in the train boggy to escape being hit by bullets flying thick and fast.
CONNAHS QUAY NOMADS secured their place in the top six with an action-packed 6-3 win over 10-man Bala Town on a boggy pitch at Maes Tegid.
This year, in addition to benefiting the Hero program, Kids Wish Network has chosen both the Austin Hatcher Foundation and Camp Boggy Creek to benefit with a grant from the proceeds of this nationwide drawing.
If kept in the right conditions - moist or boggy - they are easy to grow and don't need support.
Ligularia przewalskii, another border giant, deeply-fingered dark green leaves and spires of small yellow flowers up to 6ft, thriving in boggy soil although prone to slug damage in spring.