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idioms - Etymology of the phrase "cannot see the forest for the trees ...

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Oct 3, 2012 ... How did this phrase originate grammatically? ... I see, ye can not see the wood for trees. ... So, you can't see the forest on behalf of the trees.

You can't see the forest FOR the trees or you ... - A Way with Words

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My wife and I were discussing this saying. I was adamant that it is 'for' and not ' through'. Obviously my wife disagrees because 'through' makes ...

see the forest for the trees - Wiktionary

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If you are familiar with the origin of this term, please add it to the page per etymology instructions. ... Smith is good at detail, but can't see the forest for the trees.

Cannot see the forest for the trees - Grammarist

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To say the idiom cannot see the forest for the trees means that a person or ... I've never heard this exact expression, it's usually “can't see the wood for the trees”.

Urban Dictionary: can't see the forest for the trees

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Oct 5, 2010 ... Top Definition. can't see the forest for the trees. It means that if you look at things one at a time, you might not realize that a branch of separate ...

What does the phrase - Can't see the forest for the trees - mean?

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Jan 9, 2003 ... 'Forest' is the American saying. In the UK we actually say 'Can't see the wood for the trees' Saying it to someone means that they are so ...

can't see the forest for the trees | EnglishClub

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Meaning: If you can't see the forest for the trees, you can't see the whole situation clearly because you're looking too closely at small details, or because you're ...

Can't see the forest for the trees - Idioms by The Free Dictionary

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Definition of can't see the forest for the trees in the Idioms Dictionary. can't see the forest for the trees phrase. What does can't see the forest for the trees ...

can't see the wood for the trees Definition in the Cambridge English ...

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can't see the wood for the trees definition, meaning, what is can't see the wood for the trees: to be unable to understand ... UK US can't see the forest for the trees.

You can't see the <forest, wood> <for, from> the trees ...

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Dec 27, 2007 ... "For" is correct in this saying. It doesn't mean that you can't tell the wood and the trees apart (which is what "from" would mean), it means that in ...

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Can't see the forest for the trees - Dictionary.com

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Not Seeing the Forest For the Trees. [Archive] - Straight Dope ...

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What is the origin and exact meaning of the phrase "not seeing the forest for ... I' ve always taken it to mean You can't see the forest, for all of the ...

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"see the trees for the forest": 57K; "see the trees for the forest" -"can't see the ... at hand, trying to comprehend the phrase and what to do about all 4 variants, and ...