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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Well because it is a four wheel drive with seven seats and agreeable dead cow upholstery, it says to 'rent a communist', contemplating his navel outside Heathrow departures, that you are a planet-killing social parasite likely to be spending some time hanging around a lamp-post come the revolution.
In the past I have seen Everton boss David Moyes standing contemplating his navel as he waited to face the written press.