Yiddish: He's the bellybutton of the world.

When said about a person:  He thinks he's the center of the world.  He's self-important.
When said about a city: It's the center of activity.

SOURCE: Stutchkoff, Der Oytser fun der Yidisher Shprakh.

ער איז דער פּופּיק פֿון דער וועלט.

Er iz der pupik fun der velt.

He's the bellybutton of the world.

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