Definition of stuck-in-the-mud in English:

stuck-in-the-mud

noun

  • A children’s chasing game, now usually one in which a player who is caught has to stand still with legs apart and arms outstretched (as though stuck in mud) until released by another player going through the trapped player's legs or underneath his or her arms.

Origin

1940s. From to be stuck in the mud.

Pronunciation

stuck-in-the-mud

/ˈstʌkɪnðəˌmʌd/