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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

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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The purpose of this study was to identify whether entomopathogenic fungi are present in wallow soil, and to test the hypothesis that fungi isolated from wallow soils may be infective to winter tick larvae.
Eight soil samples were taken (filling 50 mL tubes) from each wallow site: 4 randomly collected from within the wallow (designated "wallow"), and 4 control samples collected in opposite directions 1-2 m from the edge of the wallow (designated "proximate").
An elk wallow is just like a pig wallow; it is a big pile of mud in a wet area.
Hunting near a wallow is extremely effective during the early season.
Turns out he was moseying toward a well-used wallow just off to our right about 30 yards.
"Well, there's a wallow about a half-mile up, just below this road that I want to check out," he mused.
Plant species composition of both active and relict wallows in tallgrass prairie is significantly different from adjacent prairie, even after more than 125 y of inactivity (Gibson, 1989).
We experimentally excluded bison from wallows to simulate the historical nomadic nature of bison and allow short-term succession of the plant community in these unique disturbances.
'The Bescot Crescent site had almost 100 parking places, and is adjacent to Wallows Lane, so it was decided to acquire the premises'.
We don't have to discuss which wallows or where they are or even what they are about for us.
During each sampling period we placed a small wooden marker (11 cm tall, 1 cm wide) in an upright position in the center of all wallows that could be seen from 14 km of roads throughout the site.
Reading the lighted screen on my GPS, I could find wallows and waterholes in the dark and be waiting there by first shooting light in the morning.
Repeated wallowing by numerous animals on the same site forms circular to oval-shaped bare soil depressions termed wallows. Wallows were once a common physical feature of the Great Plains (England and DeVos, 1969) before bison were nearly extirpated due to overhunting ca.
Q On a recent elk hunt in New Mexico, I was tiptoeing around near the bedding area of a big bull elk when I ran across a large "dry wallow." Excited and anxious, I returned the next day and once again, the wallow had been used.