wallow in the mire

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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.
See also: mire, wallow
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For too long under Zuma, South Africa has wallowed in the mire of corruption claims, where cronyism and kleptocracy went hand in hand to choke the economic fortunes of so many.