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English definition of “the big/bigger picture”

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the big/bigger picture

the most important facts about a situation and the effects of that situation on other things: In my political work I try to concentrate on the big picture and not be distracted by details.
Translations of “the big/bigger picture”
in Chinese (Traditional) (情況的)最重要的資訊事實, (情況的)影響…
in Chinese (Simplified) 最重要的部分, 全局…
(Definition of the big/bigger picture from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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