Withdraw from a situation emotionally in order to view it more objectively.
- It is time to stand back from a situation that has gained acceptability through long familiarity and reappraise it objectively.
- Only by standing back and viewing the evidence as a whole can one properly reach a conclusion.
- He's also able to stand back and be objective and will always challenge me if he thinks something is not quite right.
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