forget, when up to one's neck in alligators, that the mission is to drain the swamp

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forget, when up to one's neck in alligators, that the mission is to drain the swamp

  1. (idiomatic) To lose sight of one's initial objective, becoming caught up in subtasks or in tasks only tangentially/orthogonally related to the initial objective.

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