bog\ down,\ to\ get\ bogged\ down

bog\ down,\ to\ get\ bogged\ down
v. phr. mostly intransitive or passive
1. To stop progressing; to slow to a halt.

Work on the new building bogged down, because the contractor didn't deliver the needed concrete blocks.

2. To become entangled with a variety of obstacles making your efforts unproductive or unsatisfying.

The novelist wrote tittle last summer because she got bogged down in housework.

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.