Meaning of “not see the wood for the trees” in the English Dictionary

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"not see the wood for the trees" in British English

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not see the wood for the trees

UK US not see the forest for the trees

to be unable to get a general understanding of a situation because you are too worried about the details

(Definition of “not see the wood for the trees” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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