a difficult situation
mire - predicament
In a literal sense, a ‘mire’ is a soft and wet area of deep and sticky mud or slush that is highly treacherous. However, this word is most commonly used figuratively to express an unpleasant situation that is unpredictable, fraught with difficulty, and difficult to escape from.
I’m planning to move abroad where there are greater job opportunities so that I can escape from the mire of poverty that I’m currently living in.
The company has been mired in lawsuits for the past few months which has greatly drained our financial resources.
It didn’t take long for the controversial politician’s campaign to become mired in scandal. He doesn’t seem to be able to stay away from trouble.