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Can’t see the forest for the trees

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(Expression) overly concerned with detail; not understanding the whole situation. Used when expressing that a person is focusing too much on specific problems and is missing the point.
Usage: I'm afraid you can't see the forest for the trees.
He often can't see the forest for the trees and needs to have the most relevant points explained to him.


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