contemplate (one's) navel

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contemplate (one's) navel

To be excessively focused on one's personal problems or concerns. Good luck getting John's attention—he's too busy contemplating his navel to help anybody else.
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contemplate your navel

spend time complacently considering yourself or your own interests; concentrate on one issue at the expense of a wider view.
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With nothing to do, then, but contemplate my navel, I thought I'd pop over to Bracknell for a lesson in how to look busy from the master himself: Mr Markup da Price.
I get up, contemplate my navel, stretch, and take a shower.