Translation: from english

forest for the trees

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  • forest for the trees — (USA) If someone can t see the forest for the trees, they get so caught up in small details that they fail to understand the bigger picture …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • Forest for the Trees — Infobox musical artist Name = Forest for the Trees Img capt = Forest for the Trees (1997) Background = group or band Origin = Genre = Trip hop Alternative rock Experimental rock Psychedelic rock Electronica Years active = 1993 ndash;1999 Label =… …   Wikipedia

  • forest for the trees — (USA)    If someone can t see the forest for the trees, they get so caught up in small details that they fail to understand the bigger picture.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Forest for the trees —   (USA)   If someone can t see the forest for the trees, they get so caught up in small details that they fail to understand the bigger picture …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • not see the forest for the trees — see ↑tree • • • Main Entry: ↑forest not see the forest for the trees (US) (or US miss the forest for the trees or Brit not see the wood for the trees) : to not understand or appreciate a larger situation, problem …   Useful english dictionary

  • can't\ see\ the\ forest\ for\ the\ trees — • can t see the forest for the trees • can t see the wood for the trees • can t see the woods for the trees v. phr. To be unable to judge or understand the whole because of attention to the parts; criticize small things and not see the value or… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • see the forest for the trees — verb To discern an overall pattern from a mass of detail; to see the big picture, or the broader, more general situation. Generally used in the negative. Smith is good at detail, but cant see the forest for the trees …   Wiktionary

  • can't see the forest for the trees — I am so close that I cannot see the whole picture or the big picture    I m so involved in teaching that I ve lost my view of education. I can t see the forest for the trees …   English idioms

  • can't see the forest for the trees — unable to judge or understand the whole picture because you are looking at the small parts of it He has no real understanding of most problems as he always fails to see the forest for the trees …   Idioms and examples

  • be unable to see the wood (or N. Amer. the forest) for the trees — fail to grasp the main issue because of over attention to details. → wood …   English new terms dictionary

  • not see the forest for the trees — to pay too much attention to details and not understand the general situation. Company officials were so involved in the talks, they couldn t see the forest for the trees and didn t realize their employees were willing to strike …   New idioms dictionary

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