Idiom:  bird’s-eye view

Meaning 

Idiom:  bird’s-eye view (of something)

  • as seen from above
  • a broad view of a situation

Example sentences

  • I recommend that you go up to the top floor so you can get a bird’s-eye view of the city.
  • The introduction of the report gives an excellent bird’s-eye view of the new project.
  • When we flew into Washington DC, we saw a gorgeous bird's-eye view of the monuments and US Capitol.
  • Could someone give us a bird's-eye view of the plan before we discuss the specific details?
  • So that's a bird's-eye view of what will be learning in this course. Any questions?
  • We are on the 34th floor so we got an amazing bird's-eye view of New York City.
  • If you hike to the top of Old Rag Mountain, you'll see a bird's eye view of the valley and the beautiful fall foliage.
  • I bet the top of the Eiffel Tower has a wonderful bird's eye view of Paris.
  • The most amazing bird's-eye view I ever saw was from a hot air balloon floating through Cappadocia, Turkey.
  • It would have been helpful if someone had given a bird's-eye view of the situation before the discussion because many of the attendees weren't familiar with it.

You can also see a picture of a bird's-eye view on this blog post about "eye" idioms.


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