Contemplated their navel - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
contemplate (one's) navel (redirected from contemplated their navel)
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.
contemplate your navel spend time complacently considering yourself or your own interests; concentrate on one issue at the expense of a wider view.
References in periodicals archive
At a Wet Wet Wet press conference at Celtic Park, he did all the talking while the rest contemplated their navels
The paleocons dissed the neocons and the neocons contemplated their navels