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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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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.
In the harbor at my feet the ferries--white with yellow trim, crossed red anchors on their stacks, and ship-shaped, not fat, haunchy wallowers of the public waters carrying cars--crossed and recrossed, skillfully backwatering to park at the quais as the untamed waters of the Horn peaked and tossed and the teeming city came right down to the blue.
Appeal: A superior genre novel to delight saga wallowers.