bog down, to get bogged down

[bog down, to get bogged down] {v. phr.}, {mostly intransitive or passive} 1. 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.