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gaze at/contemplate your navel

to spend too much time thinking about yourself and your own problems
Usage notes: Your navel is the small round piece of skin in the middle of your stomach.
I read his novel, and thought the man's obviously spent far too long contemplating his own navel.
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Potential licensees in the body jewelry accessories industry are currently being targeted as candidates to eventually commercialize Navel Novelties on a worldwide basis.
Some almond growers hang small traps on tree branches to help detect incoming navel orangeworm moths and track their numbers.
It is important not to confuse an umbilical hernia with navel ill, so proper examination before treatment is essential.
Grown in California and Arizona, the Cara Cara, like all navel oranges, has a bright orange exterior, is easy to peel and is seedless.
Bravante is projected to add 1 million field cartons of navels, 200,000 field cartons of Valencias, 150,000 field cartons of lemons, and 20,000 field cartons of minneolas to Sunkist's portfolio for the 2009-10 season.
Morocco's citrus production continues to be dominated by the traditional Clementine, navels and Maroc-late (78 percent of the total production).
And when that navel is full of inconsequential fluff, spouted by protagonists who we find neither interesting nor endearing, the unwieldy running time feels infinitely longer sitting there in the cinema.
Some people have a tingly, sensitive line running down from their navel to their gentials, which, when traced with a tongue, can feel amazing.
Her seatbelt slammed into her stomach, forcing the metal navel stud through her skin and intestines.
With half of California's navel orange crop destroyed by a cold snap, the wholesale price of the fruit soared last week as agriculture officials warned that consumers will soon be paying more for other produce such as avocados, carrots and lettuce.
When practicing, one uses a navel pumping action that expands the navel outward on the inhale and contracts the navel towards the spine on the exhale.
Biggest competitors: "Since I blog more about personal stuff than how much weight Lindsay Lohan has lost, or Ricky Martin's navel ring .
Seasoned Rondinone watchers will recall that his fiberglass clowns go barefoot, and that their other characteristics are proneness, an exposed navel (behind which, one should note, is the location of the human body's center of gravity), and a serene expression that suggests Bruce Nauman's circus performers--the undisguised reference--having made peace with the round of meaningless repetitions germane to life itself.
We do too much navel gazing and we have become too complacent.
Some argue that the Adam created in God's own image was navel-less ( sexual reproduction only came on the scene after the expulsion from Eden and the navel is a mark of our fallen state.