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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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Larvae are one of two stages potentially exposed to fungi via wallowing (the other being nymphs; Addison and McLaughlin 1988), but the only stage available for testing.
NB: From Constructive Wallowing: How To Beat Bad Feelings By Letting Yourself Have Them by Tina Gilbertson ([euro]11.99, Piatkus) is out now
Constructive Wallowing invites readers to believe that everyone's issues, no matter how small, are important and that sweeping them under the carpet does more harm than good.
Because grasslands in the mixed-grass and short-grass prairie regions of the Great Plains primarily are water limited and grasslands in the tallgrass prairie region can be limited by nutrients, light or water (Blair, 1997), it is likely that processes associated with wallowing disturbances also differ.
This is four times thicker than the original calculation, enough to prevent fatigue, wallowing, and pin deformation.
This latest incarnation has upped its game so much that younger pretenders are left wallowing in its wake.
If that doesn't raise a laugh, a bit more wallowing is called for!
Instead of wallowing in self pity--which may feel good but accomplishes nothing, the paper industry should formulate an action plan to escape from this perpetual cycle of disappointment.
Which is why, in a world wallowing in a putrid sea of sin and error, any attempt to witness the Truth will be stridently resisted.
Jesus looks past him at the boat with its bulky net of fish wallowing toward them," etc.) And he enjoys the hoary old method of allegorization ("There are days of abundance and days of want: but the underlying goodness of God is always there.
The highly paid investment professionals would be flipping hamburgers instead of wallowing in the Hamptons on warm sunny weekends.
Instead of looking for company or protective trade barriers while wallowing in self pity, CEOs should be implementing plans to ensure their company's future.
Websites run by the majority of the UK's biggest quoted companies were still 'wallowing in mediocrity'.
So it's more than a little, er, ironic that a generation unified by its disgust with the Baby Boomers' nauseating glorification of its youth culture should now be wallowing in its own.
As I leave Berlin I have a grudging respect for Berliners' willingness to rebuild, for acknowledging the horrors of the past without wallowing in it.