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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈkwɒɡ.maɪə(ɹ)/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈkwæɡ.maɪəɹ/
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- Hyphenation: quag‧mire
quagmire (plural quagmires)
- A swampy, soggy area of ground.
- (figuratively) A perilous, mixed up and troubled situation; a hopeless tangle; a predicament.
- The paperwork got lost in a quagmire of bureaucracy.
- Those election results are a quagmire for any coalition except one of national union
- 2019 May 5, Danette Chavez, “Campaigns are waged on and off the Game Of Thrones battlefield (newbies)”, in The A.V. Club:
- I’ve had my doubts about Daenerys’ ability to rule, inspired in part by the quagmire in Meereen. Still, this feels like a precipitous decline. The queen of sobriquets has always been power hungry.
perilous, mixed up and troubled situation
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