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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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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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wallow in

v.
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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Also Dell Hymes, in his ethnopoetic play with alliteration - "wayfarer, wangler, welsher, wastrel, wallower .
"The original cast iron drive cog ('wallower') and the grinding stone ('netherstone') are set within the garden."
'Just come away here.' Mr Shankly led the way to a bench well away from the still raucous wallowers in the communal bath.
RON and VIV CARTER-BONSTEEL (Poverty-stricken wallowers and proud), Thorntree estate
"They came in a great roller-coaster, the wallowers, the staggerers and the lopers, filling first one half and then the whole of the road in front of us.