Bird-s-eye-view



An overview, as in This balcony gives us a bird’s eye view of the town, or This course gives you a bird’s eye view of history—from Eolithic man to the Gulf War in one semester. This expression can be used literally, for a panoramic view such as a bird might see, as well as figuratively. [ c. 1600 ]

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