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wallow in (something)

To indulge or languish in something to a great or excessive degree. The aristocrats of this country have wallowed in luxury for long enough! It will do you no good just sitting around the house wallowing in your own self-pity!
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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

wallow (around) in something

to roll around in something. Pigs enjoy wallowing around in mud. They wallow in mud to keep cool.
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wallow in something

Fig. to experience an abundance of something. (Fig. on wallow (around) in something.) Roger and Wilma are just wallowing in money. Claire spent the entire day wallowing in self-pity. The villagers are all wallowing in superstition.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

wallow in

1. To roll the body lazily or clumsily in some medium or substance: The pig wallowed in the mud.
2. To revel in some condition or behavior; take pleasure in some condition or behavior: The celebrity wallowed in his fame.
3. To be plentifully supplied: The heirs wallowed in money.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Within the herd adult males wallowed more frequently than adult female s and both adult males and females wallowed more frequently than yearlings.
Alternatively, both Lott (1974) and McHugh (1958; 1972) argued that male bison wallowed much more than female bison and the behavior was associated with male-male conflict and tension during the rut.
This measure of wallowing frequency was likely conservative because more than one bison could have, and likely did on many occasions, wallowed within a single wallow when a marker was broken during
For a few days the Canadian media, like their American counterparts, wallowed in sentimental nonsense ("doctor loved to love, loved to live") presenting Slepian as a lovable character without identifying his profession with the killing of human beings.
The more damage the latches suffer and the more wallowed out the holes get, the better the chance the work platform door can fly open and rail off during flight.
Favourite Blair "wallowed about in water", organisers said, with "boisterous" boar Portillo and sow Widdecombe the stars of day one.