bring (something) into focus

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bring (something) into focus

1. To make an adjustment so that a viewed object can be seen clearly, as with instruments that use lenses, or by digital or other means on a screen. You need to bring the vase of flowers into focus so that it doesn't come out blurry in the pictures. The eye doctor adjusted his machine and brought the eye chart into focus for me. Can you bring the footage into focus so we can see the perpetrator's face?
2. To cause something to be better or more clearly understood or seen in a new perspective. Her passionate speech about the environment really brought the importance of conservation efforts into focus.
See also: bring, 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.
See also: bring, focus
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This deal brought into focus not only my passion for representing growing financial services companies, but has also allowed me the distinct pleasure of representing childhood heroes and place them in one of the most prominent properties in all of Westchester and Fairfield counties.
It brought into focus 13 high-risk issues - potential deal killers the due-diligence team needed to thoroughly investigate.
According to CFO Steve Carter, "The process brought into focus the bigger picture - a broader set of issues - and helped solidify the team.
The problematics of a collaboration between artist and state were also brought into focus.
As a result of this event we have brought into focus the requirement for guidelines that specifically define microalbuminuria as a bio-marker that spans the kidney and cardiovascular spectrum.
The Tetra Network supports the worldwide efforts against terrorism brought into focus by the September 11, 2001, attack in the United States.