flounder in the mire
If possible could someone explain the saying "flounder in the mire" to me since I'm not able to find a dutch translation of this saying anywhere.
Re: flounder in the mire
It means to put a lot of time, energy and effort into something and getting nowhere.
Originally Posted by Arnolda
to flounder (v.) is to act like a fish out of water...to flap around in one spot, roll about, tumble around etc.
mire (n.) is a muck, mud, soggy or wet ground.
put those two together and you can imagine something stuck in one spot trying to figure the way out of it.
I am trying to explain this to you but you won't accept my explanation. I will let you flounder in the mire then.
..the person will be still trying to figure out the answer but he will get nowhere himself.
By Jenny Lau in forum Ask a Teacher
Last Post: 17-Jul-2003, 05:41
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