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    take a long view

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    There may be a certain amount of opposition. In a committee like this some members never take the long view. (C. F. Snow, “The Search”)

    take a long view = show a great foresight

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V

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    Re: take a long view

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    There may be a certain amount of opposition. In a committee like this some members never take the long view. (C. F. Snow, “The Search”)

    take a long view = show a great foresight

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V
    Yes. When some members don't take the long view, they can't keep the situation in perspective, and oppose the plan merely because they haven't got a good understanding of what might happen in the future.


    *not a teacher*

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