knee-deep in the Big Muddy

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knee-deep in the Big Muddy

Stuck in a bad or troublesome situation, often as a result of poor leadership. It seems that the elected officials around here are knee-deep in the Big Muddy—and the common folk like you have to suffer because of it. Well, we're knee-deep in the Big Muddy now! What the heck are we gonna do?
See also: big, muddy
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