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Slough of Despond

A deep bog which Christian has to cross in order to get to the Wicket Gate. Help comes to his aid. Neighbour Pliable went with Christian as far as the Slough, and then turned back again. (Bunyan: Pilgrim's Progress, part i.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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