Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
1) short-sighted or lacking discernment
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have a myopic attitude towards something
The term 'myopic' refers to the medical condition of short-sightedness. This phrase can be used in a literal way to talk about 'short-sightedness', or in a figurative way to suggest a lack of foresight or forward planning. This is a very formal term and could be considered a bit derogatory. You will usually find it being used in medical or other professional contexts.s.
Social Examples (Basic)
People with myopia can be fitted with glasses to correct their vision which then enables them to see at a distance.
Jean can be so myopic at times, she never plans for the future and always lives in the moment.
Social Examples (Advance)
The government have for years displayed a myopic attitude towards investing in renewable energy sources. That is something that may come back to haunt them further down the line.
Professional Examples (Advance)
Mary was left frustrated by the Board's insistence on myopically continuing with an outdated business model that stifles employee individuality and creativity.
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