swimming in

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.
One might have been swimming in a con- founded thousand-feet deep cistern with no place for scrambling out anywhere; but what I didn't like was the notion of swimming round and round like a crazed bullock before I gave out; and as I didn't mean to go back.
Looking through the telescope, one saw a circle of deep blue and the little round planet swimming in the field.
The dogs knew their master’s voice, and after swimming in a circle, as if reluctant to give over the chase, and yet afraid to persevere, they finally obeyed, and returned to the land, where they filled the air with their cries.
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.
We believe the park can and should be reopened for more extensive public use later this summer, including swimming in the Shut-Ins," says AmerenUE President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas R.