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.
See also: contemplate, navel
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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.