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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 it
(Definition of can't see the wood for the trees from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “can't see the wood for the trees”
in Chinese (Simplified) 见木不见林…
in Chinese (Traditional) 見樹不見林…
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