Meaning of “can't see the wood for the trees” in the English Dictionary

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"can't see the wood for the trees" in British English

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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)

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