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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)
Translations of “not see the wood for the trees”
in Chinese (Simplified) 只见树木,不见森林…
in Chinese (Traditional) 只見樹木,不見森林…
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