Quagmire (noun)

  1. A soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot.
  2. A difficult or precarious situation or state of affairs.


From middle english quagmire, quagmire, from old english cwacmyrge ("marsh"), from cwac ("shaky, quivering") + myrge ("marsh").


  1. The troops struggled to move through the quagmire of the swamp.
  2. The company found itself in a financial quagmire after the stock market crash.
  3. The project is stuck in a quagmire of red tape and bureaucracy.
  4. The city's transportation system is in a quagmire of debt and mismanagement.
  5. Trapped in a quagmire of debt, the company was forced to declare bankruptcy.
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