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Actually, as best as I can tell, it's an adaptation of a cynical expression one might use about another that cannot see the obvious "they can not see the forest because of the trees".

I adapted it, initially, to describe how I dodged answering people's questions when I was doing infrared laser photo chemistry to separate Uranium isotopes. A great deal of talking so as not to be rude about not answering - although in this case I just never got around to the answer. If you think about the tree, it would be hard to tell if it was not hidden in that forest, as well!

So - at least from my point of view - I sort of made it up and adapted the verbal technique I use to an expression.

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