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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But today, while contemplating my navel and the state of the info pro universe, I realized that hip new trends in the info world go out of style faster than a Paris Hilton retrospective.
Now that my beloved has finished the pond, I can at last sit at one of the tables contemplating my navel, watching the fish jump and letting the world go by.
Anyway, before you start thinking that I've spent far too much time at home contemplating my navel (now protruding) and watching the strange goings-on inside my belly (I swear this baby is grooving away in there) let me share with you some of the advice I have been given.