Can't see the forest for the trees definition at Dictionary.com, a free online ... This
expression was already a proverb in John Heywood's 1546 collection.
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 trees for the forest": 57K; "see the trees for the forest" -"can't see the ...
Certainly "forest for the trees" is what I've always heard used for the meaning ...
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 ...
Oct 3, 2012 ... In English, this saying goes back at least to the 16th century: 1546 J. ... So, you
can't see the forest on behalf of the trees. In other words, you ...
To say the idiom cannot see the forest for the trees means that a person or ... For
clear meaning it is best to use the full phrase falling in the forest. ... want to be a
smart man if it means getting so focused on the trees that I can't see the forest.
Sep 11, 2011 ... You know that expression - you can't see the forest for the trees. ... That last one
is variation on an idiom usually meaning the opposite, but any ...
Oct 10, 2005 ... The first phrase most likely has something to do with the "proverbial" saying, "You
can't see the forest for the trees." Meaning you're focusing on ...
Apr 16, 2012 ... You can't see the forest for the trees! It's a widely known saying that is accepted
by many as truth whether they are talking about issues in the ...
I've always taken it to mean You can't see the forest, for all of the ... This is
something rather different from the proverb mentioned in the OP.