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.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. In banking, you must have an eye for detail as just one number out of place can have huge consequences.
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