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Betriebsblindheit

English translation: tunnel vision

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German term or phrase:Betriebsblindheit
English translation:tunnel vision
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11:01 Aug 26, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
Government / Politics
German term or phrase: Betriebsblindheit
Accusation levelled at the German Greens, along with opportunism.
mckinnc
Local time: 07:45
tunnel vision
Explanation:
betriebsblind <Adj.> blind für die Mängel im eigenen Betrieb
[Wahrig]

However, Betriebsblindheit is also used in a figurative sense (which would certainly seem to be the case here, as we are talking about a political party), and it seems to me that "tunnel vision" (or "stuck in a rut") might be an apt description in this context.
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Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 22:45
Grading comment
Thanks for all the answers provided. They were all very helpful. This, however, fitted the best.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +4tunnel visionUlrike Lieder
na +2blinkered attitude (to their work)
Mary Worby
na +1blind to practical considerations
Kim Metzger
naprofessional blinkers
Poornima Iyengar
naroutine-blinded
Roland Grefer
navocational blindness
Mats Wiman


  

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4 mins
vocational blindness


Explanation:
Duden-Oxford says:
betriebsblind Adj. inured to the shortcomings of working methods postpos.; professionally blinkered; betriebsblind werden get into a rut or become blinkered in one's work

(c) 1999 Dudenverlag


    see above
Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 07:45
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in category: 11
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7 mins peer agreement (net): +1
blind to practical considerations


Explanation:
Of course, Betriebs- refers to operational, but I think I would go in the direction of practical.


    experience
Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 00:45
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 248

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Maya Jurt: Just perfect!
2 mins
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8 mins peer agreement (net): +2
blinkered attitude (to their work)


Explanation:
Weird - my copy of the Oxford-Duden must be different to Mats'!

HTH

Mary


    Oxford Duden
Mary Worby
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:45
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Mats Wiman: Mine is the CD version (PC Bibliotek 2.05)
9 hrs

agree  Alison Schwitzgebel
14 hrs
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1 hr peer agreement (net): +4
tunnel vision


Explanation:
betriebsblind <Adj.> blind für die Mängel im eigenen Betrieb
[Wahrig]

However, Betriebsblindheit is also used in a figurative sense (which would certainly seem to be the case here, as we are talking about a political party), and it seems to me that "tunnel vision" (or "stuck in a rut") might be an apt description in this context.


Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 22:45
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in category: 12
Grading comment
Thanks for all the answers provided. They were all very helpful. This, however, fitted the best.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Trudy Peters

agree  Sven Petersson: Brilliant!
3 hrs

agree  Johanna Timm, PhD: begnadet!
5 hrs

agree  AngieD: hits the nail on the head!
1 day 13 hrs
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2 hrs
routine-blinded


Explanation:
blinded by the daily routine

(the Greens brought some invigoration to the German political system and filled a void, but nowadays are getting accused of getting affected too much by the daily routines, and for giving up on their previous differentiating pricinples - i.e. the rotation principle, where positions held within the party would be rotated frequently)


    Langenscheidt
Roland Grefer
Local time: 01:45
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Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
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9 hrs
professional blinkers


Explanation:
Definition: professional blinkers are those who prevent us from seeing abuse and injustice.

The German Greens are accused to be professional blinkers

HTH
Poornima


    Langenscheidt
Poornima Iyengar
Local time: 12:15
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Native speaker of: English
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Apr 13, 2015 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
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