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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When they should have been down on their knees begging the Scots to keep Great Britain together, they've been busy gazing at their navels.