Daily English Phrasal Verb/Idiom of Day – 21 February 2018

By | February 21, 2018

Idiom of the Day
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.

✔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.



Phrasal Verb of the Day
Set down
✔ Meaning:
▪ If you set something down, you put it in writing.

✔For example:
▪ Nick carries a notebook around so that he can set down any thoughts he has as soon as he has them.
▪ Down My secretary will set the details down in an official company memo.


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