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    Could you explaine to me the meaning and the usage of the phrase "soggy bottom", please.
    (here is the source
    Edward Lucas: Europe View column)

    Does it mean some "swamp", only figuratively?

    Thks in advance.

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    Default Re: soggy bottom

    I guess I should have posted in Idioms

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    From the context ( a headline and brief report), I think the implication is that Croatia's "behaviour" leaves one feeling as though one is wading through mud. It's not a term I've seen anywhere else, but it is an expressive one = an immediate image of a wet, muddy dip in the ground.

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    The headquarters of the US Department of State is in a neighborhood of Washington DC called Foggy Bottom Foggy Bottom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This might be an intentional play on words by the author who seems to be trying very hard to think of interesting expressions.

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