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yí yè zhàng mù, bú jiàn tài shān
idiom. A leaf before the eye shuts out Mount Taishan---to have one's view of the important overshadowed by the trivial
Discussion of 一叶障目，不见泰山/一葉障目，不見泰山
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Please can someone please explain this phrase more clearly??
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This idiom refers to the situation where someone is unable to see the bigger picture just because of some trivial details, just like the literal meaning of the idiom: only because there is a leaf in front of one's eyes, one cannot see Mount Taishan (which is a huge mountain that one can hardly miss).
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