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木を見て森を見ず
Readings
きをみてもりをみず
kiwomitemoriwomizu
Meanings
Expression
to not see the wood for the trees, to be caught up with trivial matters and lose sight of the big picture

Kanji
ON: ボク, モクKUN: き, こ-
tree, wood

ON: ケンKUN: み.る, み.える, み.せる
see, hopes, chances, idea, opinion, look at, visible

ON: シンKUN: もり
forest, woods

ON: ケンKUN: み.る, み.える, み.せる
see, hopes, chances, idea, opinion, look at, visible

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