wallow in

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

v.
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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References in classic literature ?
In the town were some substantial windowless houses of stone scattered among a wilderness of thatched cabins; the streets were mere crooked alleys, and un- paved; troops of dogs and nude children played in the sun and made life and noise; hogs roamed and rooted contentedly about, and one of them lay in a reeking wallow in the middle of the main thoroughfare and suckled her family.
To speak critically, indeed, the latter rather carried the thing to excess, and seemed to make it a point to wallow in the miriest part of the sty, and otherwise to outdo the original swine in their own natural vocation.
The way I see it, I can either wallow in self pity or just get on and do something about it.
No wallow in the past WHY do critics so often condemn a new play?
He told the Newstalk radio breakfast show: "I think this is a great country, we are great people but we wallow in self-pity far too much and wallow in mediocrity.
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.
Byline: After more than half a century in Hollywood, Jane Fonda refuses to wallow in typical celebrity fluff.
In the end, though, ``Rome'' seems more a provocation, a prurient invitation to audiences to wallow in the spectacularly staged bad behavior.
For these people to wallow in self-pity is ridiculous.
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.
They lie on a slatted floor, wallow in urine, eat less, and grow less as well.
Some countries wallow in high-calorie diets, at the risk of their health, while others flounder, their people wondering when, of if, the next meal might arrive.
Do you reckon we should leave them what pride they've got left or wallow in our triumph?
Rusting vessels from the US "ghost fleet" heading to the North-East to be scrapped could be left to flounder and wallow in heavy seas off the North-East coast, it was claimed yesterday.
The genius of the design is that it will leave visitors to wallow in that ignorance--and revel in the art.