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

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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.

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 ...

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 ... This expression was already a proverb in John Heywood's 1546 collection.

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 ...

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

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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 ...

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 ... be a smart man if it means getting so focused on the trees that I can't see the forest.

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 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.

opposite of: can't see the forest for the trees | WordReference Forums

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Sep 11, 2011 ... You know that expression - you can't see the forest for the trees. I'm looking for a ... "Trust in God, but tie up your camel" - Sufi proverb. I think it ...

the proverbial forest for the trees | WordReference Forums

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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 ...

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

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Oct 5, 2010 ... 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 "trees" go ...

see the forest for the trees - Wiktionary

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(idiomatic) To discern an overall pattern from a mass of detail; to see the big picture, or the broader, ... Smith is good at detail, but can't see the forest for the trees.

Talk:see the forest for the trees - Wiktionary

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Surely this the wrong way round: to be "unable to see the forest for the trees" ... " see the trees for the forest": 57K; "see the trees for the forest" -"can't see the trees for ... The saying gets twisted somewhere in the souther states at some point in ...