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Bird's eye view   /bərdz vju/   Listen
Bird's eye view

A situation or topic as if viewed from an altitude or distance.  Synonym: panoramic view.

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"Bird's eye view" Quotes from Famous Books

... the singular specimen of humanity passing before her; thought he was the most awkward and comical creature in the form of a man she had ever seen; and turned away with a laugh to tell her people in the house of the queer spectacle. She little thought that she was taking a bird's eye view of her future husband, as the young man with the rolls under his arms turned out to be. But just then he cared more for bread than he did for her; some years thereafter, the case was reversed, and he cared more for her than ...
— From Boyhood to Manhood • William M. Thayer

Words linked to "Bird's eye view" :   perspective, view, panoramic view, position

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