stuck in a rut

If you are stuck in a rut it means you are in a situation that makes it very difficult to make progress or that you continue to do the same things over and over again, so often that it becomes boring. Being stuck in a rut can be any type of situation where you feel stuck doing the same things, whether good or bad, that has become frivolous, boring and without any interest to you at all. It can also be for more serious situations such as being down on your luck with bad things continuing to happen to you.