bring into focus

bring something into focus

 
1. Lit. to make something seen through lenses sharply visible. I adjusted the binoculars until I brought the bird sharply into focus. The flowers were brought into focus by adjusting the controls.
2. Fig. to make something clear and understandable. I think we will have a better discussion of the problem if you will say a few words to bring it more sharply into focus. Please try to bring your major point into focus earlier in the essay.
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The clay faces of Sol'Sax's figures take his representations into the realm of the grotesque; they also bring into focus his art's mystic and diasporic yearnings.
Personal and corporate missions bring into focus our purpose and assist in the effective use of human and capital resources.
Indeed, the future they pretend to be trying to bring into focus is, in reality, but a fuzzy projection of their self-image.
This scenario, derived from new calculations by scientists at New York University, is helping to bring into focus the series of climatic plagues that were dramatically changing the living conditions on earth at that time.
Jones' anger over the Japanese monument, and his efforts to have it removed from the island, bring into focus the life-long scars many Attu veterans still carry from the battle.
Moreover, specific accounts--of both resistance and cooperation--would bring into focus the current debate about who benefits and who learns from such interventions, and who, finally, is exploited by them.
These detailed company reports bring into focus the companies which driving growth and innovation in drug delivery.
We especially think the case study about 'Southern California Global Gateways and Secondary Airports' will bring into focus the key air transportation issues that face our region as well as North America," he added.
Two of the briefs bring into focus the rules that apply when health coverage is purchased by small employers or by individuals.