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    Hi,
    I'm looking fo ran idiom to convey roughly the following concept:

    To see some trees in the woods, but not the whole forrest.

    your help is appreciated

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    Default Re: trees in the woods

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Hi,
    I'm looking fo ran idiom to convey roughly the following concept:
    To see some trees in the woods, but not the whole forrest.
    your help is appreciated

    I think the idiom you're looking for is

    [not to be able to/can't] 'see the wood for the trees', which means to be distracted by details and not to see the overall picture:

    His trouble is that he pays too much attention to all his employees' work, so he has no time to be a manager - he can't see the wood for the trees.

    b

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