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English definition of “not see the wood for the trees”

not see the wood for the trees

UK (US not see the forest for the trees)
to be unable to get a general understanding of a situation because you are too worried about the detailsMisunderstanding
(Definition of not see the wood for the trees from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Translations of “not see the wood for the trees”

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