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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I particularly like these lines: "How would you like to live, as we live today, surrounded by 350,000 Dylan Roofs, Jewish supremacists who have ensconced themselves in colonies on our ancestral land, people who equally motivated by racial hatred, have committed many a slaughter against us that make the one in Charleston seem, by comparison, insignificant?" - Rauf Sheikh, Riyadh
It was precisely this group of liberal-left professionals, completely out of touch with the prevailing opinions in Calgary itself, he said, who had ensconced themselves in the editorial department, insisting that their "seniority" gave them immunity from change.