a treacherous situation that tends to entrap and destroy
a pit filled with loose wet sand into which objects are sucked down
- A mule won't sink in quicksand but a donkey will.
- Is it true that a man who steps into quicksand is doomed to die?
- Yet it has a way of slipping through your fingers like quicksand.
- Vanity is the quicksand of reason.
- Conceit is the quicksand of success.
By confiding in her..he had trodden unwarily into the quicksand of emotional dependence on her.出自： P. Arrowsmith