swimming in

swim in (something)

1. Literally, to immerse oneself in a pool or body of water and swim in it. We went swimming in the lake out back every day during the summer.
2. By extension, to be totally covered with or submerged in some liquid. There were a few measly strawberries swimming in cream, so it wasn't much of a dessert.
3. To have or experience an abundance or overabundance of something. Don't worry about your cousins, their parents are swimming in money. You don't need any more toys—you and your sister are positively swimming in them. When we opened our doors, we were swimming in customers within minutes.
See also: swim

swimming in something

Fig. having lots of something. Right now we are swimming in merchandise. In a month it will be gone. The Wilmington-Thorpes are just swimming in money.
See also: swimming
References in classic literature ?
Every cell in his brain was occupied, to the exclusion of all other thoughts, by the girl swimming in the water below.
Concluding the inquest, Mr Salter said: "Marie Palfreeman, who was in poor health, was swimming in the hotel pool when she suddenly got into difficulty and drowned.
The seafood on one's plate was more than likely swimming in the Gulf the day before or even that morning as most dishes are caught locally.