navel-gazing

[ney-vuhl-gey-zing]
noun Slang.
excessive absorption in self-analysis or focus on a single issue.
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navel-gazing
 
n
informal self-absorbed behaviour

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Example sentences
Tunnel vision and navel-gazing are bad strategies, here or elsewhere.
If digital navel-gazing goes mainstream, it could transform medicine.
Modern philosophy appears to be sinking ever deeper into its navel-gazing irrelevance.
Having discussed the echo chamber concept in an ironically navel-gazing way, here are my thoughts on escaping from it.
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