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tunnel vision

noun [U] uk   us  

tunnel vision noun [U] (SEEING)

a medical condition that makes someone see only things that are directly in front of them

tunnel vision noun [U] (THINKING)

disapproving the fact that someone considers only one part of a problem or situation, or holds a single opinion rather than having a more general understanding
Translations of “tunnel vision”
in Chinese (Traditional) 看, 管狀視,視野狹隘(一種眼疾)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 看, 管状视,视野狭隘(一种眼疾)…
(Definition of tunnel vision from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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