get stuck

get stuck  {v. phr.}
1. To be victimized; be cheated.
The Smiths sure got stuck when they bought that secondhand car; it broke down just two days after they got it.
2. To become entrapped or embroiled in a physical, emotional, or social obstacle so as to be unable to free oneself.
Last winter our car got stuck in the snow and we had to walk home.
Poor Jeff is stuck in a terrible job.
Tom and Jane are stuck in a bad marriage.
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