see beyond one's nose

see beyond one's nose
or[see beyond the end of one's nose] {v. phr.} To make wise judgments about questions of importance to yourself and others; act with farseeing understanding. Used in negative, conditional, and interrogative sentences. * /He couldn't save money or make plans for the future; he just never saw beyond the end of his nose./ * /People who always complain about school taxes would stop it if they could see beyond their noses and understand the importance of first-class schools./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • see\ beyond\ one's\ nose — • see beyond one s nose • see beyond the end of one s nose v. phr. To make wise judgments about questions of importance to yourself and others; act with farseeing understanding. Used in negative, conditional, and interrogative sentences. He… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • not see beyond one's nose — See: SEE BEYOND ONE S NOSE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • not see beyond one's nose — See: SEE BEYOND ONE S NOSE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • not\ see\ beyond\ one's\ nose — See: see beyond one s nose …   Словарь американских идиом

  • see beyond one's nose — or[see beyond the end of one s nose] {v. phr.} To make wise judgments about questions of importance to yourself and others; act with farseeing understanding. Used in negative, conditional, and interrogative sentences. * /He couldn t save money or …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • beyond one's nose — See: SEE BEYOND ONE S NOSE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • beyond one's nose — See: SEE BEYOND ONE S NOSE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • beyond\ one's\ nose — See: see beyond one s nose …   Словарь американских идиом

  • see beyond one's nose — recognize something besides oneself, be aware of other people or situations …   English contemporary dictionary

  • see\ beyond\ the\ end\ of\ one's\ nose — • see beyond one s nose • see beyond the end of one s nose v. phr. To make wise judgments about questions of importance to yourself and others; act with farseeing understanding. Used in negative, conditional, and interrogative sentences. He… …   Словарь американских идиом

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