gaze at (one's) navel

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gaze at (one's) navel

To be excessively focused on or preoccupied with one's personal problems or concerns. Good luck getting John's attention—he's too busy gazing at his navel to help anybody else.
See also: gaze, navel
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There are times to gaze at navels; times to prioritize great principles; and times to knuckle down and do practical work for voters on whose trust every party depends.