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English definition of “can't see the wood for the trees”

can't see the wood for the trees

UK (US can't see the forest for the trees)
to be unable to understand a situation clearly because you are too involved in itDifficult to understandComplicated and difficult to doPuzzle and confuse
(Definition of can't see the wood for the trees from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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