see no further than the end of one's nose
see no further than (the end of) (one's) (own) nose
1. To lack the ability to foresee problems, issues, or obligations beyond the present or immediate future. The future of our world is being dictated by the greedy leaders of corporations who can see no further than the end of their own noses.
2. To be so preoccupied with oneself or one's own problems as to be unaware of or indifferent to larger issues or other people. My ex-husband was always so wrapped up in work that he could see no further than the end of his nose, hardly ever making any time for me or the kids.
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see no further than the end of one’s noseand cannot see (any) further than the end of one’s nose
in. to be narrow-minded; to lack understanding and perception. You don’t care about anyone but yourself. You can’t see any further than the end of your nose.
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