the big picture meaning?

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What is the meaning of "the big picture" idiom?
asked Jan 15, 2015 in Business by unghoangphuc

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Idiom Scenario 1:


Two accountants are talking ...
Accountant 1: What have you been working on lately?
Accountant 2: I'm not really sure. I've only been given a few cost centers to work with.
Accountant 1: And how's that going?
Accountant 2: Not very well. The boss is having me make a lot of corrections. I just don't understand what the requirements are.
Accountant 1: Perhaps if the boss gave you the big picture, you would understand how you could help.
Accountant 2: Absolutely!
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answered Jan 15, 2015 by eurouefa2008
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Idiom Definition:


"the big picture "
a complete understanding or view of something
Synonyms: all-embracing, awareness, blanket, broad, comprehensive, ensemble, essence, everything, full, fullness, global, idea, inclusive, knowledge, mastery, overall, plan, sum, sweeping, thorough, total, understand, understanding
 



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answered Jan 15, 2015 by valley_22p
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Idiom Scenario 2:


Two mothers are talking about their children's progress in school ...
Mother 1: How is Jenny doing with her studies?
Mother 2: She has trouble putting in the effort required to do well.
Mother 1: Why is that?
Mother 2: Jenny is always asking why the details of what she is studying are important. She wants to know when she will ever need algebra in her life.
Mother 1: It's too bad that children don't understand the big picture of life.
Mother 2: Yes, too true. It might be easier for them to understand why they need to study.
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answered Jan 15, 2015 by dangduyz
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Idiom Scenario 3:

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answered Jan 15, 2015 by ducvinh_bk04
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Gerund Form of the Idiom:

Understanding the big picture is a helpful experience.
 
answered Jan 15, 2015 by Codell
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Idiom Usage:

The big picture can be used formally or informally.
 
 
answered Jan 15, 2015 by Eanruig
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Idiom Conjugations:

 
answered Jan 15, 2015 by Chizkia
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