1. a soft boggy area of land that gives way underfoot.
“torrential rain turned the building site into a quagmire”
synonyms: swamp, morass, bog, marsh, muskeg, mire, slough;
“the field became a quagmire”
2. an awkward, complex, or hazardous situation.
“a legal quagmire”
synonyms: muddle, morass, mix-up, mess, predicament, mare’s nest,
can of worms, quandary, tangle, imbroglio; trouble, confusion, difficulty;
informal: sticky wicket, pickle, stew, dilemma, fix, bind
I so love the sound of this word! Say it sloooowly……Quaaaaaaagmiiiiiiiire….. 😀
Do you ever find yourself in a quagmire, with no apparent solution?
It does feel like you’re sinking in a swamp.
You could also get a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach.
Perhaps you feel “bogged down”. Bog is another word for swamp.
See? It’s all related. 😉
Have you ever found yourself in quagmire? (Either literally or figuratively)
How did you handle it?
Looking forward to your comments!