sucking mud

sucking mud

(Or "pumping mud") (Applied Data Research) Crashed or wedged. Usually said of a machine that provides some service to a network, such as a file server. This Dallas regionalism derives from the East Texas oilfield lament, "Shut 'er down, Ma, she's a-suckin' mud". Often used as a query. "We are going to reconfigure the network, are you ready to suck mud?"
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Teachers are replaced by bullying sergeants, and the sucking mud is no longer something to love.
I remember one driver was so pleased when we pulled him out of the sucking mud onto drier land that he gave my father a 10-dollar bill.
Frequent rains plus rich volcanic soil equals mud u lots of slippery, sucking mud.
After a week of unremitting rain that left large parts of Queensland's wet tropics submerged, this sucking mud track is the last place most people would venture.