(to be) stuck in a rut

Idiom Definition

"to be stuck in a rut"

to be in a boring, repetitive, unchanging habit pattern of life with little volition to change

Idiom Definition - to be stuck in a rut


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - to be stuck in a rut

Same job for twenty years!  Same routine every day.  Wake up at 7 a.m., leave the house at 8:15, get to work by 9 a.m.  Have a cup of coffee.  Do the same boring job until 5 p.m. and then go home and have supper and watch TV until bed. Day after day after day.

I am stuck in a rut!

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - to be stuck in a rut

We launched the new advertising campaign six months ago.  For the first three months, sales improved significantly.  Then, sales stagnated.  Sales have not moved for the last three months, even with the continuing campaign. 

Sales are stuck in a rut!

to be stuck in a rut - Usage:


to be stuck in a rut - Gerund Form:

Getting stuck in a rut can happen very easily.

Becoming stuck in a rut can happen very easily.

Falling into in a rut can happen very easily.

to be stuck in a rut - Examples:

1)  Do something different. If you're bored or stuck in a rut. Get outside, join a class or assess what you would like to do

2)  My hubby and I get stuck in a rut from time to time where it seems that we bicker a lot!

3)  But she is so in denial about being miserably stuck in a rut, she doesn't consciously realise it

4)  When you're feeling stuck in a rut, giving yourself some space can be extremely refreshing. 

5)  Anyway, you are stuck in a rut here, so I won't pursue this any further.

6)  I love calligraphy, but sometimes I seem to be stuck in a rut -- it seems that I could only write in a certain way!

7)  Do you ever think that your marriage relationship is stuck in a rut? Do you feel stifled? Do you see your marriage as going nowhere?

8)  People/physicists who continue to spout the dogma of Einstein, are stuck in a rut because unless you espouse the dogma of Einstein you can not receive your PhD.

9)  My current job pays the bills but I feel stuck in a rut.

10)  This means that we may get stuck in a rut or fail to try new things to see if we really like them.

11)  There is something missing in the church today. Stuck in a rut of routines and rituals.

12)  It is so easy to get stuck in a rut. It is so easy not to see the forest for the trees.

13)  This is an absolute must read book by anyone stuck in a rut or out of work at the present time.

14)  Things change but the local government is stuck in a rut they do not understand reality.

15)  Getting stuck in a rut can be a band's demise. We just caught it early.

16)  We're stuck in a rut because we're afraid of embracing the present on its own terms

17)  Well, my sad conclusion is that the environmental community is stuck in a rut and losing.

18)  Are you stuck in a rut doing the same old routine day in + day out?

19)  Is it any wonder the economy is stuck in a rut when so many people are afraid to step off the curb.

20)  We get stuck in a rut and never ascend to the lofty heights available to us.