Use a leaf to cover one’s eyes (一叶障目)

一叶障目
zhàng


Translation:
Use a leaf to cover one’s eyes.
Meaning: To be nitpicking, to focus on the small details and lose sight of the bigger picture.

Story
There was in the State of Chu a poor scholar, who wanted very much to be rich. One day he read from a book that a mantis often hid behind a leaf to ambush its prey and that whoever was in possession of a leaf used by a mantis could….

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By | 2014-12-16T16:54:42+00:00 December 21st, 2011|Learn Chinese, Proverbs and Sayings from the Chinese|Comments Off on Use a leaf to cover one’s eyes (一叶障目)

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