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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!
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Muscat: His Highness Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud Al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers on Tuesday received Princess Dina Mired Al Hussein, President of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) who is currently visiting the Sultanate to prepare for 2020 World Cancer Leaders Summit in Muscat.
Prince Mired urged state parties to the Convention to exert further efforts to ensure equal opportunities and justice and provide protection to women, children and persons with disabilities.
Dietrich publicly and repeatedly complained that WHO was a bureaucracy for bureaucracy's sake, mired in useless statement-making and conference-giving.
But just when the book threatens to become mired in the mundane, there is a take-no-prisoners discussion of contemporary jazz, literature or politics that affirms Ellison's powers of perception and foreshadows what Murray would later accomplish.
life insurer sector to workers' compensation carve-out business continues to be mired in litigation proceedings and arbitration between the direct writers, reinsurers, and retrocessionaires.
The premier's remarks came during a visit to the Higher Council for Affairs of Persons with Disabilities (HCD), where he met with the Council President Prince Mired bin Ra'ad and members.
Mired in a five-game losing streak, another victory over the SaberCats (2-4) could help the Avengers turn their season around in time to make a run at another division championship.
His wife's reasons for disappearing after the train crash are mired in unresolved issues with her father and deliberate misconceptions about her husband planted by her mother and sister-in-law.
While the reinvigorated market interest and entrance of new capital have not yet begun to offset the difficult conditions that manufactured housing is mired in such as high delinquency and repossession levels and overall prolonged instability, 'existing industry participants have acknowledged the problems facing the industry and have taken steps to correct them,' said Fitter.
15(Petra) On the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr, HRH Princess Dina Mired, Director General of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation (KHCF), visited the pediatric department of the King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC) today to distribute gifts to young patients receiving treatment in the presence of pediatric department Chairman, Dr.
Arnold Schwarzenegger's massive public-works project to rebuild the state's crumbling infrastructure has become mired in politics.
This discussion may become mired in the intense fear, uncertainty, and doubt associated with privacy and information security practices, while the benefit of this standard to the customer remains elusive and intangible.
Amman, Dec 20 (Petra) -- HRH Princess Ghida Talal, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation (KHCF) and HRH Princess Dina Mired, Director General of KHCF, visited the pediatric department of the King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC) on Tuesday and presented Christmas gifts to children receiving treatment.
Yet he continues to work five years after the complaints were made because the process to determine whether he should retain his license is mired in bureaucracy.
As America enters the 21st Century, our voting procedures remain mired in the 19th.