ensconce (oneself) in (something)

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ensconce (oneself) in (something)

To plant or place oneself in a particular thing, setting, or situation. My brother's best friend is always trying to ensconce himself in our family gatherings, much to my annoyance. I ensconced myself in the airplane seat and tried to take a nap.
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ensconce oneself in something

Fig. to establish oneself in something; to settle oneself into something; to place oneself firmly into something. He ensconced himself in the most comfortable chair. Sally ensconced herself in the huge throne and pretended she was a queen.
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Those responsible are rich enough to ensconce themselves in secluded splendour behind high walls and security guards.
Half of these councillors are doing the job only on a part-time basis, so perhaps for them to get more out of the job they should be employed full-time when they could ensconce themselves in the activities they are being paid to do instead of using it as a sideline.
Many Latinos ensconce themselves in the small radius of these barrios.
This is the lie that will enable big-government liberals to ensconce themselves in power for another generation and to deprive the American people of prosperity.