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English definition of “the big/bigger picture”

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.General
(Definition of the big/bigger picture from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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