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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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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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Her Royal Highness, Dina Mired, will also embark on an inspection tour of C/Can Registry Offices in Kumasi.
Bass said, "Thank God it is too mired and muddy, too wild and glorious, for us to get our roads into it." The Congaree is the "last significant stand of old-growth river-bottom hardwood" precisely because the others have been stripped bare by the tree cutters who long ago learned how to get into the mired and muddy.
The telecom industry has been mired in a horrendous slump created by a glut of competition and oceans of overvalued assets from unused capacity.
sales companies are poised to announce they will bypass London in October and exhibit their wares exclusively at Mired, the Milan film market that takes place the following week.
But despite the poetic intent, it seemed mired in words rather than taking wing in dance.
Disturbing news from New Brunswick reveals that the big sci-fi TV series Space Hunter has been mired in personnel and financial difficulties highlighted by a dispute with ACTRA because the project is a non-union shoot, a dangerous precedent for a province just getting into the business.
Six months after the largest and most commercially-prized Pacific salmon species, the Puget Sound Chinook, hit the federal Endangered Species List, local efforts to craft a homegrown recovery plan for Seattle's signature fish remain mired in special-interest face-offs amongst the region's three million inhabitants.
The overall recycling market is mired in the doldrums.
The lumber industry in Northern Ontario is mired in a slump, and there are few signs that the sector is ready to break out of it.
Princess Dina Mired of Jordan visits CNA-QCharStyle:> Her Royal Highness Princess Dina Mired of Jordan visited College of the North Atlantic-Qatar (CNA-Q) this week.
by ONAPrincess Dina Mired Al Hussein expressed her gratitude and that of her accompanying delegation to visit the Sultanate.
Amman, June 14 (Petra) -- His Royal Highness Prince Mired Bin Raad stressed the need for further efforts to help persons with disabilities and exchange knowledge and expertise in this regard.
Spain, which is mired in deep recession, again recorded the highest jobless total at 26.6%.
During a meeting with ambassadors of granting countries, Board Chairman of the National Center for Demining and Rehabilitation (NCDR) Prince Mired stressed on Saturday that the 8th meeting of Ottawa Agreement member countries was a distinguished chance to renew the international interest in demining, spread awareness of this issue and put an end to all the suffering caused by land mines.Prince Mired meets ambassadors
One of the three Mexican SUVs was left behind in the U.S., while a second became mired in the Rio Grande while trying to cross back into Mexico.