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tunnel vision

a drastically narrowed field of vision, as in looking through a tube, symptomatic of retinitis pigmentosa.
an extremely narrow or prejudiced outlook; narrow-mindedness.
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tunnel-visioned, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for tunnel vision
  • Perhaps it's unfair of me, but it seems to me that there's a lot of tunnel vision in these proposals.
  • tunnel vision and navel-gazing are bad strategies, here or elsewhere.
  • The companies, and researchers trying to produce fuel from algae have tunnel vision.
  • Talk about the selfish tunnel vision of the privileged.
  • Anyone who thinks that suffers from severe tunnel vision.
  • Distracted drivers experience what researchers call inattention blindness, similar to that of tunnel vision.
  • Avoid tunnel vision that results in focusing on one injury and not others.
British Dictionary definitions for tunnel vision

tunnel vision

a condition in which peripheral vision is greatly restricted
narrowness of viewpoint resulting from concentration on a single idea, opinion, etc, to the exclusion of others
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tunnel vision in Medicine

tunnel vision n.
Vision in which the visual field is severely constricted.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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Slang definitions & phrases for tunnel vision

tune up

verb phrase

To bring something, esp a car motor, to its best state of effectiveness; tinker with to improve: tuning up for the race at Santa Ana

[1901+; fr the process of tuning a musical instrument, suggested by the fact that the performance of motors can be gauged by their sound]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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