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quagmirenoun [C]

 us   /ˈkwæɡˌmɑɪər, ˈkwɑɡ-/
a ​situation that can ​easilytrap you so that you ​becomeinvolved with ​problems from which it is ​difficult to ​escape: When I ​tried to get my ​taxsituationstraightened out with the ​government, I ​ran into a ​bureaucratic quagmire.
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