And the reasons for that suggest just how densely complicated the Mideast quagmire has become.
He took a calculated risk entering the quagmire of Italian politics and it backfired.
What's more, the reasons being given for this new commitment have a distinct air of quagmire about them.
Creator David Simon meant the line to be a reference to the quagmire of the Iraq War.
“There is considerable reluctance among Turks about getting dragged into a quagmire,” he says.
Si kept his gun on those in the quagmire, while Shorty attended to the others as they came back.
But now am I indeed fast stuck in a quagmire of uncertainty.
They crossed the street to avoid a quagmire, but the sound of revelry followed them.
The road through Thiepval was a bog, the village was a quagmire.
He had been fighting against an awful idea, and the quagmire of despair had risen to his throat at last.
1570s, "bog, marsh," from obsolete quag "bog, marsh" + mire (n.). Early spellings include quamyre (1550s), quabmire (1590s), quadmire (c.1600). Extended sense of "difficult situation, inescapable bad position" is recorded by 1766; but this seems to have been not in common use in much of 19c. (absent in "Century Dictionary," 1902), but revived in a narrower sense in reference to military invasions in American English, 1965, with reference to Vietnam (popularized in the book title "The Making of a Quagmire" by David Halberstam).