a difficult situation
morass - muddle
A ‘morass’ is an unpleasant and confusing situation that seems highly difficult to escape from or resolve due to its complicated nature. This term is derived from the Old French word for ‘marsh’, so a good way to remember how to use it is to think of the difficulty you might experience trying to make your way through a thick, muddy marsh or swamp.
I am hoping to settle this matter out of court. The last thing I need is to get bogged down in a legal morass.
Time is limited, so we can’t afford to leave any options off the table in our search for a way out of this economic morass.
The morass of red tape that goes along with this construction project has been a source of great frustration. It has significantly stymied our progress.