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wallow in the mire

To remain stuck in an undesirable or negative situation due to one's unwillingness to do something to change. Jane left you six months ago—it's time to stop wallowing in the mire and get back to living your life.
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wallow (around) in something

to roll around in something. Pigs enjoy wallowing around in mud. They wallow in mud to keep cool.
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wallow in something

Fig. to experience an abundance of something. (Fig. on wallow (around) in something.) Roger and Wilma are just wallowing in money. Claire spent the entire day wallowing in self-pity. The villagers are all wallowing in superstition.
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wallow in

1. To roll the body lazily or clumsily in some medium or substance: The pig wallowed in the mud.
2. To revel in some condition or behavior; take pleasure in some condition or behavior: The celebrity wallowed in his fame.
3. To be plentifully supplied: The heirs wallowed in money.
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Another option when hunting game trails or wallows is to hang a few trail cameras a few days before you plan to hunt or even during the hunt, Elk are very habitual animals during the hot spells in early fall.
In addition to fuels reduction, which will help prevent or lessen the intensity of future wildfires in the area, the Wallow Fire may also benefit Apache trout recovery by reducing a number of other threats to the species.
A I would say you cannot count on an elk's hitting a dry "wallow" every day, any more than you can count on his hitting a "wet" wallow every day.
The new facilities are made up of primarily two cryogenic plants moved from the company's Bear Wallow site in South Texas and additional natural gas compressors.
Was it selected brokers, market makers and other Wall Street interests who wallow their gluttony through the naked shorting scandal at the expense of ordinary investors?
We wallow in loneliness and solitude our whole lives in search of the answer to hundreds and millions of questions that run through my mind.
NASA recently released a satellite image of Arizona Wallow Fire, which has expanded to cover 538,049 acres to become the largest forest fire in Arizona's history.
It was a pack-in trip on public land in the Beaverhead National Forest On Monday, Sept 14, Layne spotted a lone bull in an open wallow.
The girls will wallow in luxury at the hotel in the I centre of picturesque Baden - Baden, just a short walk from the town's designer shops.
Enough wobble and wallow and the wheel could break off.
Still, for those who enjoy a long wallow, Peiffer's reading is good, though more studied and less animated than McInerney and Woodman's.
And so I would have to be some kind of really nearsighted fool to wallow in what's left of the world that's gorgeous and freely given and natural and sweet and hot and unpredictable and delicate and good for growing things.
Modern dance" has two distinct connotations: one is the evolving background against which much new, non-balletic choreography is situated, as well as the twentieth-century works in that genre; the other is the static and outdated mode into which some choreographers allow themselves to wallow self-indulgently.
NASA recently released a new series of satellite images of Arizona Wallow Fire which on Tuesday has expanded to cover 538,049 acres and has become the largest forestfire in Arizona history.