the world revolves around (someone)


: someone's life, problems, etc., are more important than other people's
I can't just drop everything to help you. The world doesn't revolve around you, you know.

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Recent Examples on the Web Gervais jokes about how everyone on Twitter thinks the world revolves around them. Zack Sharf, Variety, 1 Nov. 2022 Narcissists have a grandiose notion that the world revolves around them, so your sister-in-law would interpret any action of yours only in relation to her. Amy Dickinson, oregonlive, 2 July 2022 Maverick is, at its essence, a film that asks us to believe the world revolves around Tom Cruise. Jen Chaney, Vulture, 29 May 2022 The French president, who is projected to be reelected for a second five-year term today, is certainly selfish, and arrogant, and seems to think the world revolves around his own apparently endless brilliance and grandeur. Tom McTague, The Atlantic, 24 Apr. 2022

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