A whole or complete situation, including all the things that it affects, not just one part of it.
It’s important we don’t lose sight of the big picture when we make these decisions.
Burenruzie Conny en Tilly uitgelopen op straatruzie | Margriet van der Linden
3 sep. 2018
The big/bigger picture
The most important facts about a situation and the effects of that situation on other things:
In my political work I try to concentrate on the big picture and not be distracted by details.
1 Informal The main film in a cinema programme, a feature film; (more generally) a major, big-budget film.
2US Usually with the. A broad overview of a situation, issue, or problem; a wide perspective or appraisal, especially regarded as an effective way to identify essential features or evaluate overall aims and strategy.