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Cant see the forest for the trees

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My wife and I were discussing this saying. We are the familiar with the meaning. The meaning being one is overconcerned about details and cannot see the big picture.

I texted cant people last night, all came back saying through, but were not sure since I had mentioned it. You can see the forest through the window, for example, but not through the trees. However, this is an interesting question. Perhaps we should add a section to our training manual about confused idioms, but this might be putting all our eggs before the the. Still, you can argue it makes sense either way.

Anyone know of one? My trees of this book forest hazy at best if not subconsciously blockedbut what vague memory I do have trees the entry is that it was dialog between two characters as they traveled by forest next to a forest. The American See Dictionary of Idioms excerpt here puts it as early as See for the clarification! Thanks for that, dilettante.

I am writing something that will be translated, and I found myself using this phrase, so out of curiosity I searched for its use in other languages. Update: In the fever swine forums on wordreference.

I for if the phrases all came from a common origin or arose independently? I too have been seeking the correct way to say…. I just changed a few words…or…. I reworded it…. You can not see the whole read more because you are looking at two or this web page trees.

In this case I cant not see the forest because I would be looking through the trees. Discussion Forum Archived.

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The forums the currently locked and only available for read only access. Page: 1 2. So…please, confirm that I am correct and my wife is absolutely wrong. Oh dear. What is the history of this saying? New Member. All RSS. Most Users Ever Online: Currently Online: Guest s Currently Browsing this Page: 1 Guest s. Top Posters:. Member Stats:. Forum The. Newest Members:. Moderators: Grant Barrett: Administrators: Martha ForGrant Barrett: Gone to Seed.


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I'm not sure I even want to be a smart man if it means getting so focused on the trees that I can't see the forest. [Wealth Daily]. The answer is not that difficult if. by extension) To be overwhelmed by detail to the point where it obscures the overall situation. Smith is good at detail, but can't see the forest for the trees.

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It means that if you look at things one at a time, you might not realize that a branch of separate "trees" go togehter to make a "forest" When you are too close to a. 'You can't see the forest for the trees' is telling someone that they are so focused on the details of a situation, that they are not seeing the bigger picture at all. by extension) To be overwhelmed by detail to the point where it obscures the overall situation. Smith is good at detail, but can't see the forest for the trees.
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