stuck in a groove

stuck in a groove

Seemingly trapped or stuck in a non-changing pattern of life, work, or behavior. Primarily heard in UK. I had so many ambitions when I first graduated from college, but now I feel like I'm stuck in a groove. We're stuck in a groove, Sally—let's move abroad for the summer and shake things up! The touchy relations between the two countries have been stuck in a groove ever since the new president backpedaled on his predecessor's commitments to a new trade deal.
See also: groove, stuck

stuck in a groove

BRITISH
If you are stuck in a groove, you are doing the same things again and again and no longer feel able to change your habits. After a certain age, it's easy to get stuck in a groove with your style.
See also: groove, stuck