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Used to desribe someone who is so caught up with the big picture that they lose sight of the smaller but more important details. Opposite of can't see the wood for the trees.
"If you pay off an extra €150 a month on your mortgage, you'll pay it off two years earlier and save €4,000 altogether."

"But since my husband lost his job, we're barely making enough to pay the bills as it is; we can't afford an extra €150 every month."

"Ah, but if you just make this sacrifice now, you'll be in a much, much better position in 18 years!"

"But as I said... oh forget it, you can't see the trees for the wood."
by Rhodoferax April 11, 2013
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