in a world of one's own


: spending so much time thinking about something that one does not notice what is happening
I tried to talk to him, but he was in a world of his own and didn't seem to hear what I was saying.

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“In a world of one's own.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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