bog down someone

bog down someone
bog down (someone/something) to cause someone or something to stop developing or moving forward.

The film bogs down after a really great beginning.

Etymology: based on the idea of being trapped in a bog (= area of soft, wet earth)

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  • bog down something — bog down (someone/something) to cause someone or something to stop developing or moving forward. The film bogs down after a really great beginning. Etymology: based on the idea of being trapped in a bog (= area of soft, wet earth) …   New idioms dictionary

  • bog down — (someone/something) to cause someone or something to stop developing or moving forward. The film bogs down after a really great beginning. Etymology: based on the idea of being trapped in a bog (= area of soft, wet earth) …   New idioms dictionary

  • bog — bog1 [bɔg US ba:g, bo:g] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Scottish Gaelic; Origin: bogach, from bog soft ] 1.) [U and C] an area of low wet muddy ground, sometimes containing bushes or grasses →↑marsh, swamp ↑swamp 2.) BrE informal a toilet …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bog — I. /bɒg / (say bog) noun 1. wet, spongy ground, with soil composed mainly of decayed vegetable matter. 2. an area or stretch of such ground. 3. Colloquial a type of putty used to fill dents in the bodywork of vehicles. –verb (bogged, bogging)… …  

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