1. understand or provide the entire perspective on something
see the big picture rather than focus on small details
The 'big picture' refers to focusing on an overarching idea or perspective rather than the details of something. The 'full picture' is the full or overall sense of a situation or topic, taking into account all related factors and consequences. When you 'see the big picture' or the 'full picture' you have a perspective of how your decisions will impact the future and don't get distracted by unimportant details. If you 'give someone a full picture' of something it means to give them a clear indication of what something is like without leaving anything important out.