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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THIS is the time of year for some self reflection - and for taking action rather than contemplating your navel.
Jan 21-Feb 19 THERE'S nothing you need to do today other than spend some time contemplating your navel.
It's what Sundays were made for - contemplating your navel, and lazing about doing nothing much.
I'm frustrated that so many editorial writers have let their publishers conclude that our craft is about contemplating your navel or sucking your thumb.
LIBRA: There is work to be done and fun to have in love, but you won't accomplish anything by contemplating your navel.