wallow in (something)

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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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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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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).
TABLE 1.--Mean ([bar.x] [+ or -] SE:) annual net primary production (ANPP) inside of, at the edge of and adjacent to recently active bison wallows in the tallgrass prairie of eastern Kansas.
It wallows in unbridled euphoria; it drips with double-speak, mock-sincerity, and cynicism.
Like a pilgrim who seeks to make his journey to the shrine of Santiago de Compostela as difficult as possible, he wallows in self-made obstacles, false starts, and dead ends.
One hundred eighty-one circular soil depressions were identified before bison reintroduction that were similar to descriptions given earlier for relict bison wallows in Oklahoma and Kansas (Barkley and Smith, 1934; Gibson, 1989).
Because we have seen the vegetative recolonization and nearly complete disappearance of deep ([greater than] 15 cm) wallows in loamy soils within 3 y of bison abandonment at the TPP (pers.