Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

an eye for detail

an eye for detail
Meaning(s)
1) ability to detect small mistakes/elements that are easily missed
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    • an excellent eye for detail
  • Analysis
    Someone who has 'an eye for detail' notices small things that others might be inclined to neglect or miss. This is an idiomatic expression with a positive connotation - you will often see this idiom used in CVs. This can be used in professional or social contexts. Similar expressions include 'scrupulous' and 'fastidious'.
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. The editor hired the intern because he had an excellent eye for detail.
    2. No matter how well we tidy the house my mother will now we had a party, she's like a detective, she has an eye for detail.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. In banking, you must have an eye for detail as just one number out of place can have huge consequences.
    2. Tommy has a great overall vision but he lacks an eye for detail.
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