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bog down

to slow down and stop

TRANSLATION

bog = der Sumpf

STATISTICS

IN THE PRESS

"As that politicised the agreement and complicated matters, that was not acceptable to Hong Kong. Hong Kong-Taiwan negotiations therefore got BOGGED DOWN. There are now hopes of renewing the agreement."

(Yahoo News - 28th May 2002)

Did you
know?

Did you know?

A bog is an area of soft, muddy, marshy ground. It's very easy to get stuck in a bog, hence the expression "bog bown".

A car can get bogged down, but so can a process like a discussion or negotiation.

By the way, in British schoolboy slang "the bog" is the toilet!

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