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مطصلحات اللغة الانجليزية -معنى مصطلح can't see the wood for the trees

في الأربعاء سبتمبر 12, 2012 10:06 pm


مطصلحات اللغة الانجليزية - can't see the wood for the trees
مطصلحات اللغة الانجليزية - can't see the wood for the trees




Meaning: If you can't see the wood for the trees, you can't see the whole situation clearly because you're looking too closely at small details, or because you're too closely involved.






تعنى انك لاترى الموقف بشكل صحيح لانك تهتم بتفاصيل صغيرة او لانك داخل الموقف او متورط به

For example:


I don't think we can see the wood for the trees at this stage, so let's get an outsider to take a look at the project and give us a progress report.

Marcus is so focused on product details that he can't see the wood for the trees when it comes to the overall needs of the company.

Note: The U.S. equivalent is "can't see the forest for the trees".

Variety: This idiom is typically used in British English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:
The safety officer can't see the wood for the trees because

she's too focused on safety issues
she thinks all the trees look the same
she doesn't know which way to look



The Answer
she's too focused on safety issues










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