wallow in the mire

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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.
See also: mire, wallow
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Too often, football wallows in the mire of its own greed, selfishness and insularity.