Gaze at our navels - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
gaze at (one's) navel (redirected from gaze at our navels)
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.
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References in periodicals archive
But rather than gaze at our navels
and talk ourselves into a self-fulfilling doom, let's be positive about our language's prospects.
Two decades of talk and still we gaze at our navels
every time Scottish football fails to deliver.