Definition of quicksand
- lead poor people into consumerist quicksand
- —Robert Wright
freed from the quicksands of war
mired in the quicksand of credit card debt
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: deep, wet sand into which heavy objects sink easily
: a situation that is dangerous and difficult to escape from
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