George W. Bush set the trap just over nine years ago, and the Democrats are still trying to extricate themselves.
A bit more urgent is how to extricate ourselves from this stinker of a GECSTGD.
This week, Merkel ominously said she expects it will take Europe another decade to extricate itself from the crisis.
To extricate himself, he surrendered to the government the management of, and revenues from, most of his property.
I found him, told him of the difficulty I was in, and wished him to point out a way by which I might extricate myself.
We need only leave Mrs Rowland time to extricate herself, I suppose.
It was just as if a great loathsome spider, from which he could not extricate himself, was softly groping about under his brain.
I wonder if the time ever will arrive when you have not some resource to extricate us from a difficulty?
Though the ground was soft, the descent shook him and imbedded him so deeply he could not extricate himself for some time.
The "Intrepid" might have been caught, and unable to extricate herself.
1610s, from Latin extricatus, past participle of extricare "disentangle," perhaps from ex- "out of" + tricae (plural) "perplexities, hindrances," of unknown origin. Related: Extricated; extricating.