Can't See the Forest for the Trees

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To avoid the major things while considering all the minor details, to overlook the entire situation due to focusing on small aspects

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  • A person in the landscape focuses so carefully on each individual tree and its branch, leaf and twig that he/she misses the charm of the huge forest she is standing in. if someone ask that person about forest, he/she might answer, what forest? I only noticed trees over there. Therefore, this saying means to be unable of understanding the entire scenery while paying attention on a smaller part.    
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Tania can’t see the forest for the trees as she always tries to catch my mistakes and avoid my sincerity.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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ไม่สามารถเห็นป่าสำหรับต้นไม้

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