big picture
noun Usage: often capitalized B&P Date: circa 1960 the entire perspective on a situation or issue — used with the

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • big picture — The big picture of something is the overall perspective or objective, not the fine detail …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • Big Picture — could refer to:*A Japanese Band *A 1989 album by Michael Shriver *An education resource published by the Wellcome Trust …   Wikipedia

  • big picture — or the n. a long range or overall view or account of some complex matter …   English World dictionary

  • Big Picture — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel: The Big Picture Originaltitel: The Big Picture Produktionsland: USA Erscheinungsjahr: 1989 Länge: 97 Minuten Originalsprache: Englisch …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • big picture —    The big picture of something is the overall perspective or objective, not the fine detail.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If you talk about the big picture, you refer to the overall situation …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • big picture — a broad, overall view or perspective of an issue or problem. * * * noun the big picture : everything that relates to or is involved in a situation or issue We need to look at the big picture before we can work out specific details …   Useful english dictionary

  • big picture — See the big picture …   English idioms

  • Big picture —   The big picture of something is the overall perspective or objective, not the fine detail …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • big picture —  The overall view of things.  ► “Beware of executives who feel they have their eye on what they enjoy calling ‘the big picture.’ . . . It’s the boss’s view of reality and you can’t understand it.” (Supervision, Jan. 1994, p. 3) …   American business jargon

  • big picture — big′ pic′ture n. cvb a broad, overall view or perspective of an issue • Etymology: 1955–60 …   From formal English to slang

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