- bog\ down,\ to\ get\ bogged\ down
- v. phr. mostly intransitive or passive1. 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". Оригинал: A.Маккей, М.Т.Боткер, Дж.И.Гейтс. 1997.