大處著眼,小處著手

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Chinese[edit]

 
big; great; huge; large; major; wide; deep; oldest; eldest; doctor
 
a place; location; spot; point; office; department; bureau; respect; to reside; to live; to dwell; to be in; to stay; get along with; to be in a position of; deal with
 
small; tiny; few; young
 
a place; location; spot; point; office; department; bureau; respect; to reside; to live; to dwell; to be in; to stay; get along with; to be in a position of; deal with
to set about
trad. (大處著眼,小處著手) 著眼 著手
simp. (大处着眼,小处着手) 着眼 着手

Etymology[edit]

Literally: use one's eyes for the large areas, use one's hands for smaller areas

Pronunciation[edit]

Idiom[edit]

大處著眼,小處著手

  1. keep the general goal in sight, while taking hold of the daily tasks
  2. keep one's eye on the ball, while not loosing sight of the forest for the trees