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quagmire

noun [C]    /ˈkwæɡˌmɑɪər, ˈkwɑɡ-/
a situation that can easily trap you so that you become involved with problems from which it is difficult to escape: When I tried to get my tax situation straightened out with the government, I ran into a bureaucratic quagmire.
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