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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 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 (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

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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For example, wallowing disturbances influence the spatial distribution of soil nutrients (McMillan, 1999), which in turn should alter primary production.
Embracing the future with the traditional American faith in entrepreneurship, self-reliance, and free trade is a far better way to adapt to the changing world economy than wallowing in fear, protectionism, and gloom.
The drafting of a comprehensive landscaping (CoP) in the cadastral Lipi and cadastral Wallowing in LipE[degrees] including the necessary surveying work in class accuracy for the renewal of cadastre and in Decree No.
Last month Johnson authorised an article which accused Liverpudlians of wallowing in grief over the murder of Iraq hostage Ken Bigley and the 1989 Hillsborough disaster.
Wallowing is a common behavior of many ungulates, but its function is not consistent among species.
And she writes as if she's just wallowing in the confusion, rather than thinking through the alternatives and offering the reader a new way to think about life.
DAVID Cameron was accused of wallowing in the prospect of cuts yesterday after viewing the recession as a "big opportunity" to slash Government spending.
Then the wheel begins to wobble, wallowing out the holes and ruining the wheel.
The difference is that his age forces him to confront such concepts and ideas with the perspective of a man who's been wallowing for a lifetime, rather than discovering them and reacting to their newness.
Dust-bathing or wallowing is a common behavior of American bison (Bison bison L.
And it would be nice to think that they will still be wallowing in it next Saturday when we face them in a Super League game
So I need to ask if that bloke Ronaldo wotsisface, seen cavorting this week in Sardinia with a gorgeous creature called Nereida Gallardo (God, she's even named after a Lamborghini), actually plays the same game as the fat bloke with Shrek ears seen wallowing in a swimming pool with his new missus and a fag hanging out of his gob?