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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

drag (one's) name through the mire

To disparage someone publicly, especially to the detriment of his or her reputation. I'm trying to maintain a fair and respectable campaign, and Brad totally dragged my name through the mire! Don't drag my name through the mire—you're the one who messed up the budget!
See also: drag, mire, name, through
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Soraya Mire, longtime toiler in the trenches to help educate the world about the harm caused by female genital cutting (FGC), has published her biography.
Armed police seized Abdifatah Jama Mire, the deputy director of Horseed FM, and seven of his colleagues, late on Friday after the radio station broadcast an interview with Sheikh Mohamed Said Atom.
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