wallow in the mire

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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.
See also: mire, wallow
References in classic literature ?
Those black angularities which his face had used to put on when his wishes were thwarted now did duty in picturing the incorrigible backslider who would insist upon turning again to his wallowing in the mire.
In every department the Evoque is genuinely amazing and leaves premium SUV rivals such as the Audi Q3 and BMW X1 wallowing in the mire - and the Range Rover has some delightful touches such as the rotary gear selector first seen on the Jaguar XF, brushed aluminium strips in the trim and sensibly proportioned switchgear.
We can't afford to spend time wallowing in the mire of problems we currently face.
has been wallowing in the mire of occupation and how Iraqi resistance and international opposition to its agenda have thus far made it difficult for the U.